Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mrs. White Rabbit by Giles Bachelet - NO

Bachelet, Gilles Mrs. White Rabbit. PICTURE BOOK.  Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.), 2017. $17. Content:  PG.

This book is the diary entry of Mrs. White Rabbit.  She writes about the challenges of being married to Mr. White Rabbit.   Yes, the Mr. White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland who is always running late.  Things don’t seem to be going so well on the home front based on Mrs. White Rabbit’s writing.

As a fan of Alice in Wonderland, I found this to be a fun book.  The detailed illustrations are colorful and humorous and the guest appearances from the Cheshire Cat and Alice add to the enjoyment of this book. However, I am unsure who the intended audience of this book is. With references to an older daughter with a possible eating disorder and rantings from a disgruntled housewife, this is not a book intended for young children.  Plus, much of the humor would be lost on them. I don’t think older kids would pick a picture book up like this to read nor do I recommend money be spent to have this book in a school library. 

EL (K-3) – NO.  Reviewer:  Nancy W.

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