happy international children’s book day.




 from roald dahl’s ‘matilda’.  not that matilda is only interested in children’s books – before she even gets to school, she’s onto adult classics such as ernest hemingway’s ‘the old man and the sea’ and ‘nicholas nickleby’ by charles dickens. an avid reader who manages to outsmart the horrible miss trunchbull? well, of course we love matilda.

‘I’ve always said to myself that if

a little pocket calculator

can do it why shouldn’t I?’

– matilda wormwood

credits: roald dahl

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  1. I love the book, the author and Matilda’s spunky nature! I would like to see this done in an animated movie, since the movie with real actors was not my favorite version. I think it needs to be redone more like Roald Dahl would have created Matilda’s character and the way she would look.
    Happy International Children’s Book Day to you and hope you have a wonderful and fun Easter, Beth!
    My oldest daughter, Skyler and Micah will be joining me to head towards Cleveland after she finishes work. The boys are psyched and so am I! xo

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    • i’m putting together a book of another sort, but have a children’s book up next and have had the story idea for a while. i’ll keep you posted and enjoy your weekend too, )


  2. My oldest still loves Matilda, it makes her smile as a senior in high school. Reading is still my number one passion and go to get away. Other than blogs and lurking on Facebook, it’s all about the book too. Still. I love to lose myself in libraries and bookstores and I know it’s because of the awesome children’s books I got to read. Curious George, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Matilda, Good Night Moon…Thank you for the reminder!

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  3. We’ve read almost all of Roald Dahl’s books and we never tire of them. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda are our favorites. Where would we be without books, without that “old man at the sea” and without words to make us escape into those pages just for a bit. Happy International Children’s Book Day to you too Beth!

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  4. I’m familiar with Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” but I had never read “Matilda” before. So I went online and listened to an excerpt of “Matilda” as read by Kate Winslet. What fascinated me was that Matilda’s last name “Wormwood” is the same as the weary teacher in the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon. Miss Wormwood was named after the apprentice devil in C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters.” Does Matilda’s last name have a similar origin?

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