The Wonderland Alphabet: Alice’s Adventures Through the ABCs and What She Found There by Alethea Kontis and Janet K. Lee
Cute! I wanted to see inside.
Eisner Award-Winning artist Janet K. Lee (Return of the Dapper Men,Jane Austen’s Emma) brings her incredible visual flair to the alphabet by way of Lewis Carroll in this 26-letter celebration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Packaged as a gorgeous oversized poster board book, The Wonderland Alphabet is a surprising new look at one of the most beloved literary classics of all time.
I’m not going to use my normal format, since this is a children’s book without any plot to speak of, but this book is adorable! The cover art is so cute, and the internal art is the same style. The text consists of short poems concerning one word (Wonderland-themed, of course) for each letter of the alphabet. For example:
“C is for Cheshire Cat
The Cheshire Cat, I must confess
His sense of direction is rather a mess
But a curious thing it is and it was
That clever cat knows how to grin
And he does”
Is it worth reading? Well, I was barely finished reading it the first time through when I ordered a copy for my friend’s birthday.
I received a free digital ARC from the publisher through NetGalley, and subsequently bought a copy as a gift.