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9781849672535
  • ISBN: 9781849672535
  • Pub Date: 10th July 2015
  • Publisher: Rily Publications Ltd
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 256

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15th August '17
I read it to Matildac aged 4 aged 4
Matilda 9781849672535
5 stars
Reading a chapter every night to Matilda aged 4. She loves to hear the story and then we talk about what is happening in the book. As she is only going, she doesn't understand some words so will often ask what does # mean. I give her a simple answer. 

I think that whilst the story may be a little old for her, it's still very enjoyable and the magic in the story is gripping for her. We are captivated by the head teacher who isn't very nice, the magic little girl and the strange things that keep happening.  

As it's made more for slightly older children, and a family favourite, I too enjoy the read every night to see what happens next! 
4th March '19
I read it myself (an adult)
Matilda 9781849672535
5 stars
Great classic novel really good for kids. I love how Matilda out smarts the adults, I would definitely recommend it to all ages of children. 
7th February '17
I read it to Livica aged 13 aged 13 & to Mojo aged 9 aged 9
Matilda 9781849672535
5 stars
Roald Dahl is a family favourite, books that you come back to again and again with each child. I read this to both my daughters while they were growing up and intend to continue with my little boy. This story is about a young girl who has a magic ability. She is a very likeable character and you instantly want to read more about her. We would definitely recommend this book for a nighttime read with little ones.
14th May '18
I read it myself aged 8 aged 8
Matilda 9781849672535
5 stars
I like reading Matilda .In this book- Matilda try to help Miss Honey . My favorite character in this story is Matilda because she was very kind & helping , Story was very well represented in book. I do recommend this book to all young kids.
12th September '16
I read it myself (an adult) & to Glasserwand aged 8 aged 8
Matilda 9781849672535
5 stars
This book is my all time favourite, I love Roald Dahl so much, I find he appeals to adults and children alike.  Matilda reminds me of myself, I've always loved reading and being transported to other worlds through books.  The characters of miss honey and Matilda are brilliant and it's lovely seeing their bond emerge.  Miss trunchbull is the stuff of children's nightmares, exactly the sort of teacher you never want to come across!!!  All in all though a fantastic book....read it! (After this book I always wanted to be able to move things with my eyes lol)
26th May '16
I read it to Makka aged 9 aged 9
Matilda 9781849672535
5 stars
This is a great book by roald dahl, matilda is a lonely girl who just wants to go to school and learn, she develops a magic skill and can move and control things by just thinking about it. with these magic skills and the help of her teacher she overcomes the bullying from her headmistress miss trunchball and her parents. 
11th January '18
Leia read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Matilda 9781849672535
5 stars
This is one of my daughter's favourites. We have read it a couple of times. It's about a little girl called Matilda who is very clever and loves reading. She doesn't really fit in with the rest of her family and they don't appreciate just how special she is. She is finally sent to school which is run by the terrible Miss Trunchbull. Fortunately she meets Miss Honey and together their story starts for the better. We both really enjoy reading this. 
9th July '17
I read it to Lh09 aged 8 aged 8 & to Lh27 aged 6 aged 6
Matilda 9781849672535
5 stars
Amazing book and have read more than once to both kids! They both love different bits. My boy loves when the lizard ends up on trunchbull and my girl loves her magic power and that there is a happy ending
27th January '19
hpbooklover read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Matilda 9781849672535
4 stars
when clever Matilda is ignored and neglected by her parents, she decides to pull a few cunning pranks on them which end in hilarious disaster. I suppose that's what all parents like Matilda's need!!!
I recommend this book to people aged 7 to 12.
2nd August '18
I read it to CassidyDenness aged 8 aged 8
Matilda 9781849672535
4 stars
This is probably Roald Dahl's weakest novel and yet it is still worthy of 4 stars, shows just how good a writer he was.

The problems with this book are too many bad people, the parents AND the head-teacher, if Dahl had focused on just the Trunchball then she could have had more scenes and greater impact on the story. In the end she just feels like a bully, she so could have been more demonic in my opinion....more like the head-teacher I had at school :-)

I might be a bad guy but at times I really wanted to give that goody goody Matilda a slap....and as for Miss Honey, in this day and age alarm bells would be ringing, taking a child out of school to your tiny house hidden away in the woods without informing the head-teacher or the child's parents? Far worse than throwing a girl by her pig-tails. :-) The librarian was a fantastic character, they do seem to get a bad portrayal in books, nice to see a kind one for once.

Finally this book features Dahl's biggest ever plot twist, not sure any other book has made me go "Whaaaaaa???" before.
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