I thought it was interesting how Carroll showed his childish mind in one of his quotes in the book:
`When I’M a Duchess,’ she said to herself, (not in a very hopeful tone though), `I won’t have any pepper in my kitchen AT ALL. Soup does very well without–Maybe it’s always pepper that makes people hot-tempered,’ she went on, very much pleased at having found out a new kind of rule, `and vinegar that makes them sour–and camomile that makes them bitter–and–and barley-sugar and such things that make children sweet-tempered. I only wish people knew that: then they wouldn’t be so stingy about it, you know–‘
First, is she not a duchess already?
Second I thought that the way he made linked pepper and hot-tempered was very witty and funny. She herself was an example of pepper and being hot-tempered.
My last questions for this post (there’s a lot ;): What constitutes as a children’s book?
When we read a book, how do we know if that book is too young for us, or not “cool” enough for us (teenagers) to read? Is there a limit on how childish a book is when read by a teenager? Why don’t teenagers read children’s books? Why is there a genre called children’s, when you go to the library? Why are books “segregated” between adults, young teens, and children’s? Is it not appropriate for me to pick a Thomas the Tank Engine book? Do you consider it “uncool” if I were to pick up a Thomas the Tank Engine book?