- Hardcover: 1 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 1st Edition edition (March 30, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0810935201
- ISBN-13: 978-0810935204
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,828,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky: A Book of Brillig Dioramas Hardcover – March 30, 1996
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This book is also beautifully illustrated. There are so many different levels on which to enjoy this book. For a long time we just looked at the fantastic illustrations as they told the story. After many, many times through we began to look for the Graeme Base style anachronisms. That was fun, too. Finally we noticed that there were two little creatures hidden on each page to discover. Towards the end of the book, there are trophies of other monsters. We take turns making up or own names for these, too.
For those wanting a carefully illustrated book with imagination and interest, this is the book for you!
This is a winning adaptation, and a great example of poetry to read to young children. My twins, five at the time we picked it up, really responded to Graeme Base's goofy popup illustrations. At that age, too, they already did enjoy Lewis Carroll's turns of language. Now, a couple of years later, both of them can recite the entire poem -- surely not JUST a testament to my brilliantly amazing children (mild self deprecation intended), but also a good measure of how well this book came through to them.
Another poem picturebook you might consider for kids would be the Robert Frost "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" illustrated by Susan Jeffers. Either book makes a nice gift, and if you've got a few moments sometime, if you have some time to stand a while in thought by the tumtum tree, you might even pick them up yourself.