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Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

Chris Riddell returns with a stunning accompaniment to last year's illustrated Alice in Wonderland.

Alice is playing with her kittens when she ventures through the looking glass into a world resembling a giant chess board, with red and white queens, a muddled train journey, and encounters with creatures and characters even stranger than those she found in Wonderland.

This well loved topsy-turvey story of chess pieces, nonsense poetry and not-so-epic battles is brought to life by Riddell's delightful artwork.

Containing favourites such as The Jabberwocky, Twiddle Dum and Tweedle Dee and Humpty Dumpty, Every page brings something new to enjoy and marvel at. As with the first book, there is a mixture of black-and-white and full colour artwork, but there is some form of illustration on every page, so there is always something to captivate young eyes. Alice was the first full-length novel I read to my daughter, and I've found having art work on every page when you're transitioning to longer stories is really important. The detail in Riddell's illustrations will hold the attention of the youngest of audiences and I'm looking forward to enjoying these with my younger son soon.

Thank you Macmillan Children's Books for sending me a copy to review


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