Kid’s Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Kid’s Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

About the Book and Illustrator

First published by Macmillan more than 150 years ago, Lewis Carroll’s iconic story has been loved and enjoyed by generations of children.

This edition presents Lewis Carroll’s complete text, with illustrations from Costa Award- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Chris Riddell. Published 200 years after the birth of Alice’s first illustrator, Sir John Tenniel, also the political cartoonist of his time, Chris Riddell’s illustrations set a new bar in terms of excellence with his unique, rich and evocative interpretation of Carroll’s world.

With the curious, quick-witted Alice at its heart, readers will not only rediscover characters such as the charming White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the grinning Cheshire Cat but will find fresh and wonderful creations of these characters by a true master of his art,; images that will live in our hearts and minds for generations to come.

Alice front cover
Chris Riddell illustrator

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He deservedly enjoys great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children’s Book Award 2013.

His work for Macmillan also includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads series. Chris has been honoured with an OBE in recognition of his illustration and charity work.

Book Review

The pictures really make the book come alive

I thought this book was very beautiful. The pictures really made the book come alive. I loved how the illustrator was clever with the pictures so that one-minute Alice was in one place and the next minute she was in a completely different one!

I also appreciated the map of wonderland at the start of the book. I liked how the pictures where sometimes black and white and others where in colour. Overall, I recommend it to people that like adventure books and that have a lot of imagination.

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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Daisy
  • Age: 10 years
  • Likes: writing stories, reading and drama
  • Dislikes: maths and mushrooms
  • Favourite Book: Ruby Redfort series by Lauren Child
  • Favourite Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Favourite Song: Youngblood by Five Seconds of Summer