Book reviews by kids

Book review: Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Sir John TennielREVIEWED BY MOLLY, YR 6, NSW

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Sir John Tenniel, MacMillan Children’s Books, ISBN 9781509865727

Molly reviewed her own copy of this book. This review was shortlisted in Alphabet Soup’s 2020 Young Book Reviewers’ Competition. 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a fictional novel written by Lewis Carroll in 1865 and illustrated by Sir John Tenniel. It was published by Macmillan Publishers.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a story made up of many adventures. It is about a young girl named Alice. Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and that is where her weird and wonderful journey begins. Along her journey she meets some interesting characters like the Cheshire cat, Caterpillar, Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum, the Mad Hatter and many more.

One of my favourite parts in the book would definitely be the tea party with the Mad Hatter, which I would describe as, in the words of Alice, “curiouser and curiouser!” because the tea party was absolutely crazy.

I would rate this book 5/5 because it is very interesting. My favourite character is Alice because even though she is put in strange and crazy situations she manages to remain calm and reasonable. I found the book fun and exciting never knowing what was going to happen next. This book is a delightful book for any age. I found I grew more curious as to what would happen next with every page I turned. If you love adventures this book is definitely the book for you.

During May and June Alphabet Soup will be posting all the book reviews by those longlisted in our 2020 Book Reviewers’ Competition.