Monday, July 27, 2020

Review: Tweedledee and Tweedledum by Anders Roseberg

by Anders Roseberg
Illustrated by Alex Preyzner
Picture Book
21 pages

Tweedledee and Tweedledum look so much alike that it really is hard to tell them apart. They look the same and dress the same, but are they really? We now get to dive into the private lives of our beloved twins to find out how different they really are!

"Erin Nicole Cochran for Readers’ Favorite

Anders Roseberg’s Tweedledee and Tweedledum: Other Wonderland Tales is a children’s picture book that takes readers into the daily lives of two brothers from the beloved children’s tale, Alice in Wonderland. The two brothers may look alike, but as the book describes, they have vastly different tastes and personalities. Roseberg puts to the page a lovely sing-song narrative that doesn’t disappoint its readers and is sure to gain a smile or laugh from children as well as adults. Alex Preyzner engages readers with colorful whimsical illustrations that peek up at the booklover, inviting them in to gaze at silly situations and spectacles. A certain feline was one of my particular favorite characters that appeared in the book.

Anders Roseberg’s Tweedledee and Tweedledum reminded me why I love children’s books and always will. There is something intrinsic that stirs within the pages of Tweedledee and Tweedledum that has the ability to restore our own childhoods. Perhaps, it is the connection to Alice in Wonderland, a book and a movie we’ve all grown up to love. But there is something outside of even that, something that is uniquely Roseberg’s and Preyzner’s. A voice and a picture that pushes all who read it to feel childlike themselves. The ability to rewind the years of adulthood and bring back happiness and laughter at something that may at first appear simplistic, but is much, much more. Roseberg’s Tweedledee and Tweedledum would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s virtual or physical bookshelf, and would also be perfectly placed in a children’s school library.


Giggles are sure to come when reading this delightful picture book, which takes two wonderful characters from Alice in Wonderland and gives them new life.

The cover and surmise drew me to this one, and I was not disappointed. Firstly, the illustrations make these two, fun characters come to life with tons of personality. The two may appear to be exactly the same, but they have very different personalities, and the illustrator manages to weave this aspect in masterfully and still hold the 'likeness' which makes the two hard to forget.

Written in various rhymes, this book isn't only about silly fun, but allows readers to peek into the relationship between the two characters. One is serious; one tends to be playful. While they are always together, they don't always agree and sticky situations can ensue. But the love between them holds through at the end, making them a great pair.

It's a cute read with lots of heart not only for children, but adults are sure to enjoy this one, too.

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