Four New Books

Four new books of possible interest to Carrollians:

  • Seek & Find Classics: Alice in Wonderland, retold by Sarah Powell, illustrated by Isabel Muñoz, and published by Little Bee Books, asks toddlers to find various things hidden within pictures. It carries a short biography and introduction by the redoubtable Edward Wakeling.
  • Lewis Carroll: Author of Alice in Wonderland, a POD (or e-) comic book from TidalWave Productions, sets a biography of sorts within Wonderland. The writing can be moderately amusing, but the drawing is hideously amateurish, rendering both CLD and Alice as repugnant. Alan Tannenbaum suggests CLD looks more like Soupy Sales; I’d wager that Mortimer Snerd was used as a model for Alice. It’s that bad.
  • Following on the heels of Alice in Brexitland (Ebury Press, 2017; KL 101:64) comes Theresa Maybe in Brexitland written and illustrated by young activist/performer Madeleina Kay. There’s no publisher listed, but one can get it through her website.
  • Drink Me: Curious Cocktails from Wonderland by Nick Perry and Paul Rosser (Rock Point, 2018) weaves Wonderland references through recipes and instructions for making the refreshments for a thoroughly boozy tea-party.