Friday, March 9, 2012

Review: Alice in Verse The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland

Review: Alice in Verse The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland by J.T. Holden

IN A GLANCE: Alice in verse is a delightful book of poetry revolving around the amazing Alice and Wonderland!

Title: Alice in Verse The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland
Author: J. T. Holden
Illustrations: Andrew Johnson
Publisher: Candle Shoe
Pages: 82
ISBN #: 0-982-50899-9
Buy This: Amazon * Barnes and Noble

Have you ever wondered...

Who really stole the Queen's tarts? Whatever did become of the Walrus & the Carpenter after their nefarious jot down the briny beach with the little Oysters? Is there truly any sense to be found in nonsense at all?
Come follow Alice down the rabbit-hole once again as Lewis Carroll's timeless classic is reimagined through the lyrical language of Wonderland...where a Caterpillar dispenses an indelible lesson, a Cat offers safe haven and (fairly) sound advice, and a Hatter and Hare throw a mad tea party before matching wits at the trial of the century!


 J.T. Holden does it again! I love the way he wraps his words around the story of Alice and Wonderland.  I love his take on the story and couldn't wait to turn each page of this tremendous book!  My favorite poem in the book would definitely have to be The Bottle & The Biscuit Box. I love how the words of this one poem created the amazing emotion of this part of the story.  When Alice shrinks and then gets really big.  I love the Tears part as well.  Great poetry! I also really enjoyed how Alice woke up and the verses for that poem as well.

Alice in Verse The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland is filled with imagination and what everyone who love the story of Alice in Wonderland would expect, but it still has its own way of describing the different parts!  I can't wait to read more from this amazing poet. I love how J.T. Holden didn't change the story of Alice in Wonderland.  That means a lot to me seeing as I love that story.  I also enjoyed how his poetry sometimes is a bit dark, but to me it brings more to the story that way.

Now I want to talk about the Illustrations in Alice in Verse The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland, simply put into one word...Perfection! I love looking at all the detail in every picture.  Even the cover of this incredible book fits perfectly to the poetry inside.  I can't get enough of the beautiful illustrations from Andrew Johnson!

My Recommendation: 

At times Alice in Verse the Lost Rhymes of Wonderland can be dark in its poetry, so I would have to say mostly adults should read the whole book.  But some of the poetry isn't that dark and easy to understand so some kids/teens would really enjoy this book.  So I would have to say its a mix up when it comes to each poem for me as to who should read it!


Plot: 20/20
Creativity: 20/20
Writing: 20/20
Fluid Verses: 20/20
Ending: 10/10

100 out of 100 = 5 Puppies

If you ever get a chance to read any of J.T. Holden's poetry it is a must, trust me you wont be disappointed!  

Here is a little treat for you, I got the trailer of Alice in Verse the Lost Rhymes of Wonderland for you! Enjoy!!

Make sure you stick around, I also have some of the illustrations and a giveaway as well! 

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