Happy 150th Alice in Wonderland!

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Happy 150th Alice in Wonderland

(you get the present!)

This year marks the 150th birthday of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and in the week I’ll be sharing some of the very special editions of Alice in Wonderland (like the gorgeous one below), which are popping up to celebrate this milestone birthday – tis a very good year to add this classic tale to your home, school or library collection!  In my mind, there is nothing better than having accessories to match ones books…so after I saw the super-cuteness Cinderella charms which Oh My Giddy Aunt had compiled as a story bracelet, I emailed them to see if they had any Alice in Wonderland charms. They did indeed have charms for an Alice in Wonderland bracelet and you can read more about them on their website here.  I have this thought that I’m going to gift copies of Alice and an Alice themed charm (flamingo? playing cards? fob watch?) to a few little poppets in my life – shall post photos when and if I do this!

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Oh My Giddy Aunt  (OMGA) is a Brisbane based online store and I have absolutely no affiliation with them, I just happen to love their range of products and I like supporting local businesses. You know sometimes you just like a store and you continue going back there, because, well, you just like it? Nikki is the Chief Giddy Aunt and she has curated a really interesting, unique and gorgeous range of items from well-known and not-so-well-known brands. Many a time I have sent Dan a link to OMGA literary and other items* as a not-subtle-in-the-slightest hint. My family used the OMGA charm range to start memory/story charm bracelets for my nieces soon after my brother passed away and PudStar has a tooth fairy charm bracelet (see here) which the resident dentist in the family has been in charge of – so handy having a dentist/tooth fairy in the family.


Eat Me, Drink Me, The Mad Hatter’s Hat… and all of the fun and fantasy that comes with one of the most loved stories of all time! An Alice In Wonderland bracelet in Sterling Silver to be treasured throughout life.

Charm Bracelet Price OMGA

The lovely Nikki has put together a prize for Children’s Books Daily readers; a charm bracelet for you or your little one with 5 Alice in Wonderland charms of your choosing (charms above are for illustrative purposes only and will be customized). All you have to do is leave a comment here or on Facebook telling us who you would love this Alice bracelet for and why – and ‘like’ the Facebook and/or Instagram pages for Oh My Giddy Aunt and Children’s Books Daily. Entries close Monday 22nd June and the winner will be notified via email or FB direct message. Terms and Conditions below. 

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The Fine Print

I have received nothing in return for hosting this giveaway – the lovely Nikki from Oh My Giddy Aunt is just a delightful person who shares my passion of words and lovely things! My aim is just to spread the literary love for Alice and celebrate her 150th birthday and to THANK a million times over the delightful readers that put up with my weekly ramblings about all things literary.

How to enter

This giveaway commences at 9pm 17/06/2015 and ends at 9pm  22/06/2015.

Entrants are required to leave a comment on this post, or the Facebook post and be ‘likers’ of both Oh My Giddy Aunt and Children’s Books Daily on Facebook and/or Instagram.

Terms and Conditions

Entry is open to residents of Australia only.

Winners will be selected all eligible entries received.

Winners will be contacted via comment function on the blog entry or Facebook status update or email address.

If a winner is unable to be contacted or does not claim their Prize within 14 days the prize will be forfeited.

In the event of forfeiture a further draw will be conducted within 14 days and a new winner will be selected.


The Prize will be sent to the winner’s address.

Prize value is $100 (approximately  – final price determined by charms chosen).

Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.

f5e00ada68105c551e0eb1043667ee4d-main_image-large *True story –when I was pregnant I was after a harmony ball to wear on a long chain – they tinkle beautifully and I read somewhere that they are calming/balancing for mother and baby! I think from memory (long time ago now!) I put the call out on Facebook about where to purchase one, and then I found the one I wanted at Oh My Giddy Aunt. Well I ended up with THREE, all from OMGA. Dan ordered one, then two lovely friends separately ordered them for me also – all three were slightly different designs!  This VERY MUCH says something about how much I needed calming and balancing during pregnancy! I rotated wearing them and I still wear them all the time. Dan walks past me and rings them in the hope that they may calm me.

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  1. Jan Mendham on Jun 17, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Ooh Megan, my favourite book is Alice in Wonderland and that bracelet would be beautiful for my gorgeous granddaughter Macy. I am actually looking for a special copy of AIW for her – she is only 17 months old, but already has so many books (from me). The Nanny who gives a book for every occasion!

    • Megan Daley on Jun 17, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      Ha! I love that, like me, you start buying books for babies which they will not read for ten years! I purchased a copy of Milly Molly Mandy (my favs!) for Pud when she was about 6 months old. At seven she is FINALLY reading them!!!

  2. Caroline on Jun 17, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    my beautiful, unique, quirky 10yo girl spends more time in her world of fictional characters than in this one. My challenge is to keep her nourished with a stream of protagonists who teach her strength of character, kindness, curiosity of spirit, love and wonder. We read together. We love the classics as well as new reads. I would love to give her a beautiful bracelet she can treasure, which represents to her the joy of reading and the thrill of Alice in Wonderland. Perhaps we could seek out other charms to add, charms that also speak to her of all the wonders she has come to know in her books.

  3. Karen on Jun 18, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Oohhh I love Alice in Wonderland!!!!

  4. Katherine on Jun 18, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Megan. My 8 year old daughter and I read together every night. We both love reading the classics that I enjoyed as a young girl. Alice in Wonderland is high on our lengthy list of must reads. She is home sick with a very sore ear infection and nasty cough and this prize would make her day.

  5. Carmel Corry on Jun 18, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Alice! 🙂

  6. Rachel on Jun 18, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    My beautiful daughter has just scored her first role in the school production… She is the mad hatter in Alice the musical!! What a special congratulatory gift to celebrate and always remember all of her hard work…

  7. Kerri- Anne Jensen on Jun 18, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    I have just brought this very same version of Alice in Wonderland. I think I brought it partly for myself!! But with the hope of passing my love of Alice on to my young girls. (And it was a bargain on booktopia) too good not buy! I can’t wait to go to wonderland with them soon!

  8. samantha dunlop on Jun 18, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I read Alice in Wonderland as a child and loved it and can’t wait to share it with my daughter who’s only 2.5 years. I have no doubt she will love it as much as I did and a beautiful charm bracelet like that would be an extra special addition. What a prize! 🙂

  9. ally on Jun 18, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I remember buying this version of Alice for my niece Alice when she was born. I think she’d love the charms too xx

  10. Cathy MacNamara on Jun 18, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Miss 6 has just started reading Alice In Wonderland. Her fave story atm 🙂

  11. Joanne on Jun 18, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Well of course Eloise needs this! I still have my copy of Alice, it is 25 years old and very worn but I love it still.

  12. Cathy MacNamara on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Miss 6 Is reading the Helen Oxenbury illustrated version of Alice in Wonderland atm. Her new fave story!

  13. Pauline Olsen on Jun 18, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    I would love this Alice bracelet for my daughter, Emily, as she’s loved Alice in Wonderland since she was very young. The ‘Alice’ charms are gorgeous and would invoke happy memories.
    I’ve Liked Children’s Books Daily on Facebook and Oh My Giddy Aunt on Facebook and Instagram.

  14. Kaylene on Jun 19, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    My daughter Charlotte, 9, has rediscovered Alice, after seeing the movie when she was quite young. She’s a gorgeous little bookworm who often needs reminding to turn out her lamp at night!

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