Alice Through the Looking Glass

Released today (May 27, 2016) Alice Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to the 2010 Alice in Wonderland.

And while I don’t expect to be going on opening weekend, I’ll probably pay homage to Lewis Carroll by reading a chapter or two of Alice in Wonderland to my grandchildren this weekend.

And, since one of the is named Alice, I suspect there will be some Alice in Wonderland crafts coming up in the next month or so. The crocheted doll at the top of this post is available from Etsy – from the Shop of Dutch Doll Design.

There’s also an adorable White Rabbit design in Krawka’s shop.

WhiteRabbit

If craft making isn’t your thing, I’ve got a nice listing – just posted – of Alice in Wonderland items available for purchase here. Tough to limit to 16 items, but steampunk Mad Hatter hats, journals, themed infinity scarves, and, of course, a tea pot, made the cut.

Some interesting trivia about Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass

  • Through the Looking Glass was Alan Rychman’s last film; he reprises his role as the caterpillar
  • Alice was real; she was the daughter of Henry Liddell, the dean of Christ Church College, where Lewis Carrol taught mathematics
  • In 1931, Alice in Wonderland became a banned book in China because it featured animals speaking “human language”
  • Lewis Carroll’s real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
  • Alice in Wonderland introduced these phrases into popular usage:
    • Mad as a Hatter – although it was in use prior to Alice in Wonderland, Carroll is responsible for popularizing it
    • Down the rabbit hole
    • Tweedledum and Tweedledee
    • Cheshire cat grin

And finally, Disney has a good quiz on its website to test your Alice knowledge. The Littles in your life might enjoy the Disney mazes available here, including one for Alice.

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