Alice lives an ordinary life, until the day she follows the White Rabbit down, down, down a rabbit hole. She suddenly finds herself in an enchanted world, surrounded by zany creatures like the Mad Hatter, the Duchess, and the Cheshire Cat. Alice is delighted to find that nothing in Wonderland is the least bit ordinary.
It may be hard to believe, but this was the first time for me to read this classic children’s tale. It was shorter than I expected it to be, and while I felt I knew a lot of the story (thanks to Disney), there were scenes in the book that were unfamiliar to me. I liked the quirkiness of it. I listened to the audio version of this one narrated by Scarlett Johansson, and felt she did a great job reading the different voices, etc. I can see why it’s a classic – it’s the quintessential children’s story of imagination and make-believe.
Would I recommend this to a fellow book lover? Yes.
Would I recommend this to my teen daughter? Yes.
4 of 5 stars
This is one of my Classic’s Club books.