Thursday, June 16, 2011

My take on: Alice in Verse: The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland

This is a first for me. A tale in verse.
Could it be as bad as a curse? No, it's Alice in Verse.
Take it from me, you'll want to see this journey.
This tale is retold again by J.T. Holden.
What do I think of this tale?

It's a tale for man, woman, and child.
It's a tale for all ages.
It's a tale full of magic, nothing tragic.

Alice is still that wide-eyed lass, who goes through the looking glass.
She's unafraid, she's very brave.
Just as before, in the story told many years before.
She goes down the rabbit hole and finds the poison.
Does she drink?
What do you think?
No wide-eyed child can resist, no matter how much you insist.

The first stop on this magical journey?
The caterpillar.
The pillar of words and verse.
He gives Alice a terse lesson in verse.
Could he give me a session?

Next up, the cook, the duchess, the pig!

No worries, the hatter and the hare are still there.
Still speaking in oodles of riddles.
"No room," he says. "No room."
But Alice must sit at once for is no room to spare!
How can she sit if there's no room?
Oh that funny bunny!

Is this working? How many of you are lurking?

Back to Alice, and the palace of wonderland.
The oysters turn the tables on the sneaky walrus.

Then we must ask, who has stolen the Queens tarts?
The suspect?
The Knave of Hearts.
Has he stolen the Queens tarts?
That louse of a mouse sure didn't think so.
How does it all end?
You will just have to find out for yourself.
Fluid prose, that glows and glows.
Beautiful pictures in this wonderful mixture.
A tale of whimsy and laughter.
Rating: Superb
Notes: I did love the book, and this was my attempt to try something different. I could have gone the traditional route, but this is not a traditional book. Also, I received a copy of the book from the publisher (Candleshoe Books) in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I only have 29 to be read. Pretty manageable.

    Just stopping by to say hello and to take a look around.

    ONLY 24 hours left to enter.

    I am having a Father's Day giveaway on my blog if you would like to stop by.

    Hope you can visit.


  2. 29? Last year that sounded like a lot to me, but now it seems small. You have a good size list.