It's funny, it's nonsensical and it's the quintessential girlhood story- even though a lot of men love it, too.
Written by Lewis Carroll (AKA Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) in 1865 the story was banned in the Hunan province in China in 1931, because it depicted animals talking.
It "put animals and human beings on the same level" the authorities said. "Animals should not be using human language."
Duly noted. Although, someone really should tell the animals...