Lovely Editions of Alice in Wonderland

Everyone should have at least one copy of this wonderful book in their home and if you are a bookish type person like us you will probably have multiple editions!

We’ve collected seven of our favourite editions ranging from a fun sound book to a beautiful clothbound classic for you to fall in love with.

Happy shopping!!

Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classic

We love the vintage feel to this book, particularly the spine and the eclectic fonts on the cover. It also has beautiful illustrations which are essential in any edition of Alice.

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Penguin Clothbound Classics

We have a weakness for all things Penguin, particularly their Clothbound classics so we couldn’t have a list of Alice in Wonderland editions without including this one. We love the flamingo and the croquet balls and it looks great on the shelf next to all our other clothbounds.

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Palazzo Illustrated

All the Palazzo editions are just beautiful but there is something special about the Alice edition. This one has new illustrations which we love, the Cheshire cat and white rabbit are particularly good! 

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Macmillan Children’s Edition

This edition has such a striking cover we couldn’t resist! As an added bonus there is a forward by Philip Pullman.

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Usborne Illustrated Originals

The Usborne Illustrated classics are fantastic for kids, they present the classics in an accessible way with beautiful illustrations. These illustrations are more colourful and fun so kids really love them.

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Templar Pop-up Sound Book

Who can resist a pop up book, particularly with sound!! This hardback is a great gift for a young girl, not so great for the parents mind!

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Emma Chichester Clark

A modernized picture book. It maintains the strangeness of Lewis Carroll’s world along with Emma Chichester Clark’s beautiful illustrations.

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Love from,

Ponies and Teacups.

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Deep down we have all wanted to attend a Mad Hatter’s tea party. Tea, cake and wonderfully bizarre company, what could be better?! 

As the UK weather hasn’t yet allowed us to have an outdoors tea party we haven’t had the chance to throw our own.Instead we are living vicariously through Pinterest!

Without further ado, here are our selection of Alice in Wonderland themed tea parties. All images from Pinterest. 

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Love from,

Ponies and Teacups

Etsy Finds: Alice in Wonderland

Welcome to Etsy Finds: Alice in Wonderland themed!

Teacup Collection from MeKu

We love these gorgeous teacups from MeKu they are on our wishlist! Take a look at the rest of MeKu’s shop as there is a matching teapot too!

Alice in Wonderland Teacups

Eat Me, Drink Me Alice Print from Paper Panda Papercuts

This is such a pretty print of one of the most iconic moments in the story. We particularly love the mix of papercut and text.

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We’re all mad here” Cushion from Iconic Pillows

One of the original illustrations featuring Alice and the Cheshire Cat with his classic line “We are all mad here”. Love it!

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“Eat Me” Cupcake Toppers from D K DeleKtables

We really love these cupcake toppers. They would be lovely for an Alice in Wonderland themed party. Take a look at the other items in the shop too, the bunting is lovely!

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White Rabbit Earrings from Colour Harmony

A splash of Wonderland without being too overtly cartoonish! We love his little heart outfit too.

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Love from, 

Ponies and Teacups

Alice in Wonderland Weekend!

This week we learned that there would be a sequel to the 2010 Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland film. We LOVE this film! Tim Burton’s offbeat style perfectly fits the bizarre world of Alice. Sadly Tim Burton will not be returning which is a tad worrying but we prefer to stay positive! Further details here.

In celebration, this weekend will be dedicated to the wonderful world of Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland.

To start with, an Alice in Wonderland themed Pony and Teacup.

Mad Hatter My Little Pony from Mayan Butterfly

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Alice in Wonderland Teacup from Whittard

Alice in Wonderland Teacup

Love from,

Ponies and Teacups.

Book List #3: Child Narrators

This week we are looking at child narrators, specifically pre-teen. The majority of these are adult books but we’ve included a few of our favourite children’s fiction as well. As always the list isn’t exhaustive, just our pick of the bunch, enjoy!

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen

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T. S. Spivet is an expert mapmaker who maps everything he sees. His room is full of notebooks colour coded to categorise the maps within. He is incredibly talented and as a result the Smithsonian Institution have awarded him a major prize for his work. However, unknown to the Smithsonian he is only twelve years old. Believing his distant family to be uninterested T.S. decides to accept this prize in person and sets out to travel the two thousand miles to the ceremony alone. As well as the fantastic story the book is illustrated with T.S.’s maps and drawings. We absolutely love this book. It is incredibly quirky so won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but give it a try!

Other Recommendations:

Wonder by R. J. Palacio
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Wonder is a lovely little book about Auggie who was born with a severe facial abnormality. As a result of this he has been home-schooled and has little experience with other people. However, to Auggie’s annoyance, at the age of ten his parents decide to send him to a normal school. Auggie is a fantastic character and seeing the world through his eyes shows us how harsh the world can be. What makes this book particularly special is that we change narrators several times. We see Auggie through the eyes of his friends, family and school bullies. This is definitely worth reading, it’s just lovely!

Other Children’s Fiction crossovers: My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher and Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

boyMost of our readers have probably heard of this book if not already read it. But it really is one of those books that lives up to the hype, if not surpasses it. The story is told through the eyes of nine year old Bruno who moves from a very well-to-do life in Berlin to a boring and lowly area called “Out-With”.. Whilst trying to find something to do he leaves the grounds of his house and encounters a wire fence with a boy, Shmuel, sitting on the other side. The book follows the friendship of the two boys and Bruno’s gradual realisation that not all is right. We’re going to leave it at that as for those who haven’t read it you really need to experience this with as little knowledge as possible.

Other children dealing with adult issues: Room by Emma Donoghue and Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

fliesOne of the most famous books seen through the eyes of children, most of us will have read this in school. A group of schoolboys survive a plane-crash on a desert island. At first they create an ordered system for collecting food and maintaining fires as a distress signal. However, this order soon descends into chaos as the boys split into two groups and animal instincts take over. It’s a modern classic for a reason so if you haven’t read it we would definitely recommend picking it up.

Other classic child narrators: What Maisie Knew by Henry James and Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle

Further Reading

Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed

When I was Five I Killed Myself by Howard Buten

December by Elizabeth Winthrop

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Pigeon English by Stephem Kelman

Milo and the Reset Button by Alan Silberberg

As always feel free to suggest any of your favourites, we would love to hear them!

Love from,

Ponies and Teacups

Beautiful shoes: Irregular Choice

Although the number of shoes we own is pretty terrifying, it’s one of those facts of life that a girl can never have too many shoes. Or so we tell ourselves…

We LOVE Irregular Choice over here at Ponies and Teacups and to be honest, we’ve never met a person who doesn’t!

So without further ado, feast your eyes on these beautiful shoes!

Tapetastic

These have been around a while but they are still one of our favourite ever shoes. The tape rosette is just gorgeous and they are incredibly comfortable!

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Patty

We love the Union Jack on these, patriotic and pretty! They are the same style as the Tapetastic so again we can vouch for their wearability!

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Fresh Cut Grass

These are quite ‘out there’ we will admit, but they are also really fun. After all, what’s the point of taking yourself too seriously or caring what other people think!

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Scottie Dog

Again, this won’t appeal to everyone but we love them! They would look cute with a red 50’s style dress.

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This is only a tiny selection of the beautiful shoes available on the website so take a look!

Love from,

Ponies and Teacups

Allegiant Cover Reveal!

The US (left) and UK (right) covers for Allegiant, the third book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, have both been revealed. We love them both and can’t decide which is our favourite! Which do you prefer?

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Divergent is a favourite of ours so we are very excited about this book!!!

It got us thinking about our favourite dystopian novels. After creating a HUGE list we realised there was no way we could just name a top five.

So behold, the dystopian book list!!

We are sure to have forgotten some so please let us know your favourites and we will add them to the list!

Love from,

Ponies and Teacups

The List

Enclave by Ann Aguirre

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

MaddAddam trilogy by Margaret Atwood

Pure by Julianna Baggott

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman

Taken by Erin Bowman

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Tempest by Julie Cross

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The City by Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

The Gone Series by Michael Grant

Worldshaker by Richard Harland

The Enemy Trilogy by Charlie Higson

The Department 19 Trilogy by Will Hill

The Wool Trilogy by Hugh Howey

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Children of Men by P. D. James

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid

The Long Walk by Stephen King

The Stand by Stephen King

The Running Man by Stephen King

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

The Declaration by Gemma Malley

Bumped by Megan McCafferty

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

The Wind on Fire Trilogy by William Nicholson

America Pacifica by Anna North

The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver

1984 by George Orwell

Life As We Know If by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Starters and Enders by Lissa Price

Across the Universe Trilogy by Beth Revis

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

The Timeriders Series by Alex Scarrow

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Flashback by Dan Simmons

Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Slated Trilogy by Teri Terry

Divided Kingdom by Rupert Thomson

Pod by Stephen Wallenfels

The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld

Dust Lands Series by Moira Young

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang