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I haven't purchased any Japanese e-mooks for their GWPs recently, so I was really excited to get my hands on this Alice in Wonderland e-mook in celebration of its 150th anniversary. (Amazing how this children's tale has been told for more than a century and a half!) The main reason was because the GWP was a super cute bag shaped like an Alice in Wonderland storybook.
Long story short: I searched for it on the Kinokuniya Malaysia website but it wasn't listed, so I went to Kinokuniya at KLCC and enquired. Placed an order, waited a couple of weeks, and finally picked it up last month. (◡‿◡✿)
I love how the cover has a vintage newspaper kind of layout, with adorable illustrations of scenes in the story. The pages inside this e-mook is also probably one of the prettiest I've ever seen, chock full of Alice in Wonderland special illustrations and information. Unfortunately, they are all in Japanese, which I can't read. >_<
Some pictures of the inner pages which are so, so beautiful. ♥
|Even the table of contents is so pretty!|
|Alice wakes up and finds she is no longer in Wonderland|
|Special insert - Carroll's Dictionary|
|4 pages of special illustrations by various artists|
|Alice merchandise e.g. Blythe dolls and fashion accessories|
|Back cover image|
Inner back cover with details of the bag.
Open up the cardboard box and you'll see the bag nestled inside. I was rather surprised and a little disappointed that the printed sides of the bag were made from a sort of tough felt-like material. It will definitely get dirty with use, and washing it might cause the design to fade. However, the handle and other outer parts are made from a creamy beige PVC material, which looks and feels very nice. The design is also adorably quaint, reminiscent of old storybook covers. I particularly love the back cover design, even more than the front, haha!
Other than the slight disappointment with the material of the bag, I like how the size is just nice for everyday use (about 1" smaller than A4 size) and is roomy enough to fit essentials like wallet and phone, with extra space for other things. It does not have inner pockets (unlike this GWP which I'm still using), but I don't really mind.
I'm not really an Alice in Wonderland fan, but I'm glad I picked this up not only because of the book-shaped bag, but also because the contents of the e-mook itself was, well... wonderful. (✿◠‿◠)