Out & About
January 29, 2016
I have just read this children's classic for the first time.
I loved it! A particularly engaging and strong character,
Matilda lets nothing faze her. She is bright, friendly, caring
and optimistic, while at the same time, she doesn't put up with
bullying and injustice. She devours books at a voracious pace.
Her book-reading passion educates, fuels her imagination and
leaves her with an appetite to learn and read more.
I'd love to engender this passion with the children with whom
I work on a volunteer basis.
On a funny aside, I was on Facebook this morning. I get feeds from
the Roald Dahl page, and there was a quiz this morning on which
Roald Dahl character are you? Before taking the quiz, I thought I'd
like to be Matilda. I took the quiz. My character at the end? Matilda!