Good morning and happy February! I can’t believe that we are already done with January. This year is already starting to fly by! January was a crazy month for us, although I’ll get more into that with the Sunday Afternoon Chats. February will be just as crazy at times, I’m sure, but so far it’s been a good year!
Today I am going to be doing a book review for a beloved children’s story. I’ve watched the movies (both animated Disney and the Tim Burton remake) and I know the general gist of the story, but I’ve never actually sat down and read the Lewis Carroll classic. I was really needing the whimsical world that it provides, so I decided why not? It also allowed me to cross a book off of the Gilmore Girls reading list, which is a list that I am slowly working on of all the books mentioned throughout the Gilmore Girls series. This review isn’t going to be super long as it is very straight forward and my love for this story is fairly obvious.
If you don’t already know the gist of Alice in Wonderland, you can read a full description HERE.
Lewis Carroll has created such a world and story with Alice in Wonderland that has not truly been recreated in another novel. It is so whimsical in every way. I loved being able to dive into the story as there are points that the movies don’t cover (not many, but they are there). The story moves quickly through each scenario that Alice encounters on her adventure and we get to meet a whole wonderful slew of characters.
I think my favorite characters are the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, and the Mad Hatter. I find that these characters not only show the most whimsy, but also can be the most thought provoking (although The Mad Hatter might be that to shame).
My favorite scene should come as no surprise, it is The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. So much whimsy, so much thought, so much…just wonder. I love it and of course I love that it’s always tea time!
Overall, I just really love Alice In Wonderland in any format and I can’t wait to share this world with our son and future children. It’s just so perfect for any age and I love that I can still enjoy it even after knowing the story!