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Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread

Welcome back to Show and Tell. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. In fact, we hope you do go back to your blog and post your own Show and Tell item and then return with the link to your post. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let’s begin.

While the Phantom Tollbooth is my favourite book of all time, a close second is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (as well as Through the Looking Glass). A long time ago, people would buy me Alice memorabilia and copies of the books. And then this stopped with the exception of a copy of Helen Oxenbury’s illustrations that I bought for myself several years ago.

The guinea pigs, just because guinea pigs are a hot topic in our home right now and Josh lives in fear of the day that he comes home and finds one happily living in our guest room.

The Mad Hatter scene because for a long time, it was my favourite passage in the book.

I just loved the way Oxenbury captured Alice’s grief with this drawing. Don’t you feel that way some days?

My brother asked me today what I wanted as a belated birthday gift. I want to bring back the Alice. I am asking for one of three copies: illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger, Alison Jay, or Mauro Evangelista. Aren’t they incredible?

What are you showing today?

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?

  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Sunday (or earlier in the weekend or on Monday if you can’t do Sunday), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything–a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn’t need to contain a picture if you can’t get a picture–you can simply tell a story about a single item.
  • Label your post “Show and Tell” each week and then come back here and add the permalink in the comments section below (make sure you don’t just comment that you participated: add a link to your blog in your comment so people can click over). I post a new Show and Tell post every Saturday night or Sunday. I usually move people up into the body of the post every few hours.
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week.
  • If you want it…
    I’ve now placed a Show and Tell archive on the sidebar that will be updated each week in case you miss it. And click here for the icon code if you wish to have it for your blog. It links to the archives.


1 battynurse { 09.13.08 at 7:47 pm }

Those are really cool pictures. I like them.
Here’s my link for my show and tell

2 Michelle { 09.13.08 at 7:58 pm }

Those are terrific! My favorite book from childhood is Velveteen Rabbit. Here is my link for show and tell this week…


3 Antigone { 09.13.08 at 8:25 pm }


Antigone Lost

4 Another Dreamer { 09.13.08 at 8:44 pm }

That’s really cool, I love Alice in Wonderland. I actually had to wrote a paper once about Alice in Wonderland and the media, about how it is so commonplace and prominent even today. How cool.

Here’s my show and tell 🙂


5 Lori { 09.13.08 at 8:51 pm }

Is it true that guinea pigs eat crickets?

May those editions find their way to you.

My 300th post is up at:

6 sharonvw { 09.13.08 at 10:56 pm }

I can relate to the Alice pic completley!!!
Here is my Show & Tell weekly thread:

7 Jennifer { 09.13.08 at 9:01 pm }

The Mad Hatter part is my favorite too =)

I finally have a show & tell for this week!


8 luna { 09.13.08 at 9:04 pm }

all beautiful editions!

I’m also fond of the pop-up series by robert sabuda.

9 m { 09.13.08 at 10:00 pm }

I can really relate to Alice in that illustration….

ooh ooh here’s mine!


10 Busted { 09.13.08 at 10:07 pm }

Love the illustrations.

My show and tell is up – first in a while:


11 JuliaS { 09.13.08 at 10:11 pm }

Lovely illustrations – I adore "pretty" books!

I bet you would really like Kate Greenaway illustrations also . . . I don't think she did anything "Wonderland" related, but she does have a lovely "Pied Piper of Hamlin".

Here is my S&T – it is actually a giveaway, a kind of "Bon Voyage" party game I am throwing in honor of my upcoming surgery. :0)

Life After Infertility & Loss

12 Kristin { 09.13.08 at 10:18 pm }

Those are incredible illustrations.

Here is the link to my post… My Show And Tell

13 astral { 09.13.08 at 11:11 pm }

I have the Phantom Tollbooth but never read it. I really enjoyed the Anastasia Krupnik series. I felt connected to her because I was going through that awkward adolescence stage. Here’s mine:

14 Katie { 09.13.08 at 11:12 pm }
15 Katie { 09.13.08 at 11:13 pm }

BTW love the pictures!!

16 Smiling { 09.13.08 at 11:25 pm }

Here is my simple one…


Off to check the others

17 Cricket { 09.14.08 at 5:41 am }

What beautiful illustrations.

My favorite story of all time is The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby by Charles Kingsley. Between that and Mary Poppins, I have a serious thing for chimney sweeps.

A painting for today:
Sounds of the creek

18 Korechronicles { 09.14.08 at 6:23 am }

Another Phantom Tollbooth fan here. Closely followed by Watership Down and Alice. Those are gorgeous illustrations indeed.

I have been absent from class for some time as I keep breaking my slate and pencils. But I am back today.


19 Delenn { 09.14.08 at 6:35 am }

I always find children's books illustrations very fascinating. Really cool collection.

Here's my show & tell:


20 Kristin { 09.14.08 at 6:44 am }

EEK…I posted a link to one of my pics instead of too my post. Here is the correct link…
My Real Show And Tell Link

21 BrandiH2007 { 09.14.08 at 7:41 am }
22 Rebecca { 09.14.08 at 9:48 am }

First timer for Show and Tell…

I do love those illustrations!

I have two copies of The Velveteen Rabbit, one from when I was a child, and another I bought on our honeymoon, I love those pictures too. Ah, nostalgia!

23 Rebecca { 09.14.08 at 9:50 am }

Those are very beautiful illustrations. It’s funny, I can’t say I’ve thought of Alice in Wonderland for a long time and yet when we took our daughter for her first haircut yesterday they were showing it on the TV!

Here’s my link…


24 Martha { 09.14.08 at 10:10 am }

Here’s my Show and Tell for Today:
A Sense of Humor is Essential

Loved the illustrations, thanks for sharing. I am an Anne of Green Gables fan. Yeah for Books!

25 MrsSpock { 09.14.08 at 10:32 am }

Wow- yours is beautiful- and mine is the opposite, hehehhehe.


26 Kristin (kekis) { 09.14.08 at 12:53 pm }

Such beautiful pictures. Yours is really wonderful – and mine is completely stupid.


27 butterflyanla { 09.14.08 at 3:01 pm }

My show in tell for the week can be found here:

28 Phoebe { 09.14.08 at 1:20 pm }

I’ve always loved Alice in Wonderland because it’s so surreal. If you like those illustrations, I highly recommend the animated movie Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki, who is basically the Japanese version of Walt Disney.

More gardening and cooking themes for me: Tomatoes Comin’ On!

29 Phoebe { 09.14.08 at 1:28 pm }

I’m still waiting for an illustrated version of The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, by Julie Andrews (yeah, Sound of Music actress). Does it exist?

30 Mrs. Barrenness { 09.14.08 at 1:45 pm }

I love Alice in Wonderland! The illustrations you showed are such a beautiful representation of one of my favorite stories. Thanks for sharing!

Participating for the first time:

31 Arian { 09.14.08 at 2:04 pm }

I love those pictures. I enjoy children’s book illustrations so much!

Here is my show and tell. Sorry about the text being a bit off. I finally just gave up. I think Blogger has PMS today or something.


32 Raggedy Ann { 09.14.08 at 4:40 pm }

I love Alice in Wonderland. These pictures invoke very sweet memories from my childhood. Thank you for brining back this magic into my life.

Here's my show & tell:


33 Samantha { 09.14.08 at 5:41 pm }

So are guinea pigs going to be entering your household soon? 🙂

34 Heather J. { 09.14.08 at 7:18 pm }

those illustrations are lovely – thanks for sharing 🙂

Here’s mine – lots of fun going on over here in the book blogging world!

35 Io { 09.14.08 at 8:05 pm }

Melissa, those guinea pigs feeding the (lizard? alligator? kimodo dragon?) are freaking.me.out.

36 Stacie { 09.14.08 at 8:34 pm }

Hi Mel. Great show and tell! Love the illustrations.

Here is my offering.



37 Cara { 09.15.08 at 10:19 am }

Ok – I’m a first timer…so I hope I did this right.

Here’s my link for this week:

38 MsPrufrock { 09.16.08 at 5:37 am }

I collect antique prints of Arthur Rackham’s “Alice and Wonderland” illustrations because hi, I’m a NERD.


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