With all the promotion around the release of Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland, parents may be wondering how to introduce this story to their family.
The library has all sorts of ways to share "Alice" with your family.
And of course the books...
Try sharing the in some of the many illustrated versions available:There is an edtion that includes the original illustrations of John Tenniel and an introduction by fantasy writer Philip Pullman.Jon Sceiszka ( writer of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs) has retold the story Well known picture book illustrator, Helen Oxenbury, has created a lovely soft version.Fairy tale illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger has created a very striking version
Continue the Alice adventure by exploring the nonsense poetry of Lewis Carroll. You can start with the Walrus and the Carpenter or The Hunting of the Snark. Two particularly sophisticated versions of "Jabberwocky" are available for sharing with older children and teens. Christopher Myers has set his version on the baseketball court. Stéphane Jorisch's Governor General Award winning version is a very modern take on the classic poem.
Enjoy your Alice adventure .. whether you see the movie or not.