Thank goodness there are so many different ways to experience the magic of Alice in Wonderland. There is the original chapter book plus many, many variations at all different reading levels. There are several movies. And now there is an ebook app, Alicewinks.
Why is Alice in Wonderland so important compared to other classic children’s books? Just think about all the cultural references that are part of our vernacular that originate from this book.
Mad as a hatter.
Grinning like a Cheshire Cat.
Down the rabbit hole.
But not all kids, including mine, are ready to tackle the full length original chapter book. It’s a thick tome, after all.
Alice in Wonderland ebook to Celebrate Alice’s 150th Anniversary
Instead, we used Alicewinks to get a multimedia video ebook experience. Yes, that’s a mouthful. But what it is exactly is beautiful illustrations from the time when the book was published — early 20th century — with simple animation and professional voice talent narrating Lewis Carroll’s unabridged text.