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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


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Lewis Carroll's fantastical tale is an artist's dream. With the complete, unabridged text and glowing full-colour illustrations on almost every page, Alison Jay's vivid interpretation of this classic story is an accessible edition of the novel - and an elegant gift for those who are already Lewis Carroll fans.

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20th July '16
Mads1811 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 9781910646137
5 stars
a beautiful hard back book, with beautiful illstrations, madeleine enjoyed reading this classic tale.
6th June '17
I read it to AvaW aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My daughter was excited about this book as we dont own an alice book and she knows the story a little from when we went to an alice themed event at the library and she dressed as the white rabbit. Its a long book so i read it to her a bit at a time. She enjoyed it, and liked the bits where Alice changed size and Went to a teaparty. This is a great book for younger and older children. The illustrations broke the text up a bit, as its a long book, and my daughter liked lookong at them. Its a book that my daughter will keep until shes older, and it will be nice when she can read it to herself.
17th May '17
I read it to Soopa aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This book is an absolute delight to hold and open - we are all entralled by it as a family for different reasons. I love how it reminds me of reading it as a child. My little one loves looking at the pictures with me.  I have read little bits to her and we've talked about lots of the characters. She's only two but we will build on this and keep it throughout her childhood so eventually she can read it herself. The illustrations are beautiful and add to the dream-like nature of the story. This book is such a joy, we will keep going back to it. A pleasure for adults to read as well as children. It would make a perfect gift for a christening or birthday.
4th May '17
I read it to Rylando aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
I absolutely loved reading this book to my son - it brought back so many memories of reading my old hardback copy as a child! I'd forgotten about the wordplay, songs and puns in it - it's so clever, and completely different to the other types of books we read. I was surprised at how involved with it my son was too - when it was time for lights out, he always wanted to know what scrapes Alice would get into next! If you're put off this book because it might seem a little dated, don't be! It's still just as appealing to children as it was all those years ago...
30th August '16
I read it to Monty and Maisie aged 4 to 4
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5 stars
Absolutely beautiful looking book, lovely illustrations and the clasic story. Probably a bit advanced for my 4 years olds but look forward to sharing it with them in a year or two - they know a simplified version of the story but we have not moved on to longer books yet. 
17th May '17
I read it to ZMDA aged 4 aged 4 & to MHBA aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
The original story in a beautiful book. The pictures are lovely and the chapters are short. Perfect for a chapter or two before bed. 
Definitely a hit with my girla
5th May '17
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 9781910646137
5 stars
Classic book - epic storyline and amazing pics. This book is a must-read in childhood. 
5th August '16
I read it to Fifiod aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is a really nice, big hard back book. There are lovely pictures to accompany this much loved classic story. I liked how it was broken down into chapters, we could enjoy the story in smaller sections. My 4 year old loved the Queen of Hearts character, she found her really funny. This book is a great one for the collection and would make a lovely gift.
26th October '16
I read it to Lily aged 3 aged 3 & to RoseMars aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A beautifully illustrated edition of the classic Lewis Carroll tale. A firm favourite in my youth it was a pleasure to read this to my nearly four year old twin girls. One of my daughter loved the fact that her middle name was inspired by my love of the heroin of this crazy surreal tale. The illustrations in this version are really rather lovely and very eye catching for a younger audience than the classic ones I am used to by John Tenniel. A lovely book which would be a perfect gift for Christmas.
7th May '17
I read it to Aaronthecooldude aged 7 aged 7 , to Little Boo aged 2 aged 2 & to Baby E aged 1 aged 1
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 9781910646137
5 stars
This is a beautifully illustrated version of the classic story by Lewis Carroll. I think the quality of the book is somewhat lost on the eldest, and the text is too much for the two little ones, but that's not a problem as this book will be one to keep and revisit for many years to come.
8th May '17
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
What a gorgeous book, so well illustrated and a classic tale that will never age.  A little advanced at the moment for my 5 year old but we have dipped in and out of the story and I look forward to the day he sits down and reads the whole tale himself. Highly recommended.
14th May '17
I read it to Li aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Wow what a beautiful version of the classic Lewis Carroll fairytale. A Lovely large print book with the most beautiful illustrations-  my little boy loved the pictures that really brought the story to life - The White Rabbit, The Mad Hatters Tea Party, The Queen of Hearts - and my sons favourite - Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee! a classic that will forever be a classic, and this is one of the loveliest versions I have had the pleasure to read. 
8th May '17
I read it to rsa aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
A beautiful edition of a timeless classic. The bold, colourful illustrations of the book have an almost nostalgic feel to them. With its sizeable pictures, this over sized paperback is excellent for a bedtime story.  I enjoyed reading it to my son as much as he enjoyed listening to it. His favourite part of the book was The Mad Hatter's Tea-Party. However, his favourite character was the Cheshire Cat. Excellent copy, which would make a lovely gift for someone.
1st March '18
I read it to mrbear aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
A classic! I read this to my older boy. Now he wants to have a mad hatter's tea party!
3rd September '16
I read it to mapples aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Brilliant quality book. Took us a while to get through it as my son asked a lot of language-based questions which was brilliant. He enjoyed the classic tale and the colourful illustrations. I will be reading him some more classics soon which may normally be reserved for an older age-group as he enjoyed it so much.
9th August '16
I read it to Syd1 aged 8 aged 8 , to Seb1 aged 7 aged 7 & to Sophia aged 3 aged 3
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 9781910646137
5 stars
I read this book over to all my children as a bedtime story, it is a wonderful story and beautifully illustrated would make a fantastic gift for any child
17th August '16
Holls read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I really enjoyed reading this book. The pictures were lovely and the writing wasn't too small for me. I love Alice in Wonderland.
1st August '16
I read it to EH aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
What a beautiful book, the illustrations help to bring the story alive. My 7 year old daughter have really enjoyed reading it classic story together. 
20th July '16
I read it to Suzanne aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
Everybody knows the tale of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland...the little girl who disappears down a rabbit hole and gets into a bizarre, magical world where nothing is quite like it seems to be and everything can happen.
Lewis Carroll's classic tale of childhood fantasy is a must read for all children and adults alike! Alice Adventures in Wonderland was always one of my favourite books. I'm so excited for my daughter to have a chance to read it in a new version! This book retains the original storyline and characters and it's split into chapters such as: Down the Rabbit Hole, The Pool of Tears or Advice from a Caterpillar. You will also meet the formidable Queen of Hearts - the most iconic literary creations of all times - personally my favourite Reading this, I feel like a little girl again, walking with Alice through her Wonderland until she's taken back outside again with her cat Dinah. Marvellous!
The book itself is nicely published! It's a heavy book, hardback edition with great binding and a beautiful cover! The book is full of fantastic illustrations which demonstrate exactly the outline of Alice's adventures.
This is a delightful edition and I would recommend it to all children for a bedtime story!
I do believe that it would be a great birthday or Christmas present as well. It's published really aesthetically! Well done Old Barn Books!  
Whatever you do, you must read this book!
28th September '16
I read it myself (an adult)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 9781910646137
4 stars
What a stunning book! Beautifully illustrated with detailed drawings sometimes covering a double spread. This book is perfect for introducing younger children to this great novel. I'd definitely read this to my class who are aged 6. They'd adore the pictures. From a teaching point of view I feel this book is perfect for introducing children to a range of sentence openers and speech as well as using the pictures to identify different nouns and adjectives. It is a fantastic tool for teaching literacy skills and grammar and I cannot wait to use it. After reading the book I feel I'd leave out or change some of the wording in certain areas, particularly when it involved violence and the pig/baby and using the word murder. I don't feel that would be appropriate for the age group I intend it for, however, Older children preferably 10-11 and above would be fine in reading the original printed words I'm sure. I recently watched the new Alice through the looking glass film and have since taken a keen interest in this tale. This book is a book of pure curiosity and strangeness that any imaginative child would adore. The idea of shrinking and enlarging in size after eating cake and drinking a potion would make any child fascinated, equally would the idea of animals talking and entering different worlds/realms. As I never read this book as a child I always stuck to Roald Dahl books, it strikes me as a similar scenario when James enters the giant peach and comes face to face with talking creatures who initially find him irritating and intrusive, similarly in this book do the rabbit and the caterpillar find Alice offensive and rude to begin with. I found myself chuckling to elements of the book as the humour was perfectly matched with sarcasm. The wording throughout the book creates perfectly vivid images in the mind before revealing the pictures to the listeners. One I liked especially was , 'She had not gone much further before she came in sight of the house of the March Hare: she thought it must be the right house, because the chimneys were shaped like ears and the roof was thatched with fur.' What a fantastic description to create imagery for the reader.  My favourite illustration has got to be the scene of the tea party. What a beautiful picture capturing an iconic image from this book! This is also the funniest and most silliest part of the book, where the conversation gets very nonsensical and confusing but even more amusing. The caterpillar was sarcastic, rude and quite snappy, all of which was depicted perfectly in the illustrations and conversations he had with Alice when they first met. You can almost hear his voice snarling at her when you read the words. Alice on the other hand is quite gentle and matter of fact with her tone, although not intentionally she does often offend by saying the wrong things in the presence of birds and mice, such as 'Dinah's our cat. And she's such a capital one for catching mice, you can't think! And oh, I wish you could she her after the birds! Why, she'll eat a little bird as soon as look at it!' This shows Alice's total innocence and lack of tact due to being so naive and young, not once thinking of the consequences of her words. This would be perfect for teaching how we cannot take words back once they are said, in a PSHE lesson about our actions and how they affect others. Every child with a love of reading should be introduced to this book and I look forward to sharing it with my niece as she will thrive off the insanity of it. The Mad Hatter is exactly what his namesake suggests, as mad as a box of frogs. Totally and utterly strange and yet so loving and caring. In total contrast to the Queen who would try to chop off anyone's head who didn't agree with her, or she with them. This book is a sheer delight and sure to last an age set in a beautiful hard backed casing.
5th November '18
I read it to Mehwish aged 7 aged 7
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4 stars
The book was wonderful to read, the story was really delightful. The characters were really interesting and I liked seeing their personalities develop throughout the story. 
10th May '17
Giggle read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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4 stars
 great book. As soon as I got it I started reading. By one day I had got a quarter left to go. Alice is a great character to write about as she talks to herself quite often. It was a little weird at times but that's just the book. I liked the bit about the jam tarts and the mock turtle part was cool too. I will be reading this again! Recommended to age 8 plus
17th October '17
I read it to Gracie K aged 5 aged 5
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3 stars
This is an exquisite book. However the language made it difficult for my daughter (aged 5) to maintain concentration. I think it is one to try again in a couple of years when she is a bit older. 
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