I almost always read books before watching movies based on the book. And I almost always like the book better than the movie. A few weeks ago my family and I watched the newish Alice and Wonderland movie (the one with Johny Depp) . When we were talking about the movie after it was over, it came up that I had not yet read the book and in fact I had seen two movies based on the Alice story without having read the book! Well now I have read the book and it turns out, I like the book better than the movies. The word play was so much more fun in the book than what you can hear in a movie. You can't hear the way words like weather and whether are spelled and sometimes they can be confused. I loves the puns and really wacky characters. I really liked singing along to the Mock Turtle song because I listened to this book as an audiobook on a family day trip to Cincinatti. Great fun!