Matilda: The Original Story by Roald Dahl Matilda At 30: Chief Executive of The British LibraryIllustrated by Quentin BlakePublished by Puffin|Penguin BooksDate: 4 October 2018R.R.P. $27.99
Shelly Unwin has again delighted the reader with her ability to bring books alive, creating an atmosphere of fun and waggishness. There’s a Baddie Running Through This Book is her best yet and I am not only excited about this book but for what she will delight us with in the future.
So before I get any older I plan on sharing this book with as many people as I can, which I hope inspires everyone to encourage children to be as free and whimsical in their imagination of what they want to be someday…or even today.
Do you want to count backwards – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…BLAST OFF! Zooming around the Solar System in a rocket ship?
‘Shhh…everyone is fast asleep on the farm.’
‘Who can you see cuddled up in the barn?’
The language is simple and tells a beautiful story about the hungry caterpillar heading to his bed upon some leaves, while saying goodnight to his friends along the way.
These are animals is one of the most fun books I have read to a group of children in a while. It was great to see the children love the book as much as I did, which is why it is now one of my favourite go to books for Storytime sessions.