Title: Mrs. White Rabbit
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Rating: 5 out of 5 fairies
Where to buy: Amazon
Synopsis: A hilarious twist on a classic tale
Alice in Wonderland is one of the great classics of children's literature, but what does anyone actually know about Wonderland? Through the diary of the White Rabbit's extremely busy wife, readers finally get to see what happens in the background during Alice's adventures.
Mrs. White Rabbit loves her husband and their many children, but with an invisible housecat from Cheshire and a young female visitor who frequently changes size, living in Wonderland comes with a number of challenges.
With an abundance of wit and charm, Mrs. White Rabbit gives Lewis Carroll's famous tale a refreshingly modern twist.
About the Author: Gilles Bachelet was born in northern France. He has been creating picture books since 2002 and currently works as a freelance illustrator in Paris. His previous books include My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World and When the Silliest Cat Was Small (both Abrams). Gilles was inspired to write Mrs. White Rabbit after forgetting his girlfriend's birthday.
Review: First, let me say you HAVE to take time to enjoy the illustrations, or you're missing at least half the book! The story is funny and engaging, and would be a great read for people of all ages, whether or not they are already familiar with the Alice in Wonderland story. I love the new perspective on the story however - the perpetually late white rabbit's wife as narrator, with glimpses into their home life.