CBBC Office: Book Club: Alice in Wonderland
Hi! It’s Katie here. For this book club meeting we’re reading Alice in Wonderland.
I've put my description and review in the links below.
Have a read of the book and tell me what you think.
What's your favourite thing about the story?
Which characters did you like?
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is all about a girl called Alice who, while bored one day sitting on a riverbank, decides to follow a passing white rabbit holding a pocket watch and consequently falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world full of weird and wonderful creatures.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a classic story full of fantasy and it is a really fun read. Alice herself is a likeable and intelligent character with a vivid imagination. The author Lewis Carroll takes time to describe Alice’s thoughts and feelings, this allows you to put yourself in Alice’s position and follow her as she tries to figure out what is going on in the strange little world she’s been transported to down the rabbit hole.
The book is full of funny and unusual characters who keep you gripped throughout – they all have their own interesting traits and are probably very different from the ones you’ve met in other books! My favourite characters are the timid and nervous White Rabbit, the grinning Cheshire Cat and the mysterious Hatter.
Not only are Lewis Carroll’s descriptions of characters fun to read, but his descriptions of Alice’s surroundings are too. You can really let your imagination run wild and picture the table at the mad tea party, and in the Queen’s gardens where her servants (who are real-life playing cards) paint white roses red, and games of croquet are played using flamingos and hedgehogs!
The book is also full of songs, rhymes, poems and riddles which break up the story in a fun way. You might find Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a little confusing in parts, as lots of unusual events take place one after the other! However if you take your time to read it and enjoy it, you’ll probably love it and want to read it all over again.
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