Alice

I went to an exhibition in the V and A!

It was amazing to be back in a museum, mask and sanitiser at the ready!

I was excited to fall down a rabbit hole of my own in to the wonderful world Lewis Carroll created.

Something I didn’t know is that Lewis Carroll isn’t his real name. I don’t know how this little nugget of information passed by me but he actually translated his first and middle names into Latin and then switched them over. It made me wonder what my pen name might be, Kathryn is just Catherine so I am now Lord Elizabeth aka Dominus Suspendisse!

The exhibition did have questions for children and it was magical, but I’d say it’s not for really little children. There is a paper trail and rabbits for them to look out for.
Visually, the exhibition is stunning.
And there are moving art installations throughout.
My favourite part was the VR. I fell down the rabbit hole, drank potions, played croquet with hedgehogs and grew so tall I could see over the gardens and roof tops.
It was social distanced and they made sure everything was very clean but it did mean there was a bit of a queue. But worth it for your older children!

The most amazing thing I got from the exhibition is that Lewis Carroll or rather Charles Lutwidge Dobson was that his stories he told inspired art, music, theatre, fashion, film decade after decade!

Fashion from Vogue
Japanese fashion
This is actually a sculpture and not intended to be worn.

More to books…

For the little ones, why not learn how to count with the White Rabbit?
Enjoy the story with Helen Oxenbury’s gorgeous drawings.
Or the crazy drawings by Chris Riddell!
This is a shorter version adapted by Lewis himself, for our younger readers.
This book is quotes from Alice and the other characters. I find it fascinating when authors manage to write sentences that become known and loved!
Bring the story to life with this story box!
There is definitely more to books when you can solve puzzles.

Who is your favourite character in Alice in Wonderland?

Love Kat x

Published by moretobooks

Award- winning author of the book: “There’s more to books than reading- how to help your child bring stories to life” With a Masters in Education, I have taught as a School teacher across Northern England and have worked as a Nanny/Governess in London and across the world. I support parents and nannies to bring learning into the home in an exciting and purposeful way. Also a speaker at events such as NannyPalooza and the International Nanny Day 2017 and featured in the Nanny Magazine (USA) and Childcare Magazine (UK)

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