Happy Birthday, Alice!
Alice in Wonderland turned 150 this year and she is a delightful as ever. Lewis Carroll brought her to life in 1865, together with the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter, and his story has become one of the most well-loved children’s books in the entire world.
You could not fall down a more beautiful rabbit hole than this edition of Alice in Wonderland, illustrated by Rébecca Dautremer. Her drawings are dreamlike and filled with imagination. I loved Rébecca’s previous book, The Secret Lives of Princesses, written by Philippe Lechermeier, so I was very excited to discover that Alice was her new project.
The entire production is sumptuous. It’s a large format hardback, with 144 pages filled with colour and characters.
You can never have too many Alices in your bookshelves. But don’t go walk past the shelves late at night as they all jump off the pages of their own editions and sit down for tea and cupcakes together.
Rébecca Dautremer has illustrated over 40 children’s books. She studied art at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where one of her teachers recognised her talent and encouraged her to specialise in children’s book illustrations. She lives in Paris with her husband and three children.