Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Book review by Monica Wyatt, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

A classic that both adults and kids love.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 4+

Nonsense wrapped up in delightful language

My 4 year old loved this. She had me read this and Through the Looking-Glass to her twice in two weeks. The language is very much of its time, but wonderful if your child likes that kind of thing. I skipped a few pages of extended word play where there's not a lot of plot progression - especially the Knave of Hearts trial - but that was about it. There are some allusions to violence. The famous, "off with his head!", of course, which never amounts to anything, but also the Mouse's tale in the beginning is indeed not a happy one. There's also the scene in the kitchen where the peppery cook throws pans at people. However, none of it bothered my 4 year old, even though she's coming out of a sensitive phase. Probably because it's all so over the top.

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age 6+

Read aloud captures big kids & little kids

I read this aloud on a long car trip to my just 4 year old and 8 year old. They both loved it, to my surprise the 4 year old most of all. There were enough of the lovely illustrations to keep him going and he could understand the basic plot, while she could understand the word play. There are few books that would captivate both of them and I enjoyed it as well.

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