Before we get started with Operation Story Share today, I’d like to strongly suggest you check out Monday’s post. I have an important top-secret announcement to share about my blog.

And now, I’d like to introduce my “Guest Recommender” for today. Last, but certainly not least, my creator and Author Extraordinaire . . . Cindy Strandvold!!! **wild applause**

Cindy: Wow, Flash, that was quite an introduction.

I know. I wanted to make sure you weren’t going to write me out of the book for forgetting to give you a turn.

Cindy: Don’t be silly. I’d never write you out, you’re the best character ever!

Whew! In that case, let’s get back to Operation Story Share. What book are you going to recommend to my fans today?

Cindy: A book by my favorite author, Roald Dahl. He’s written a lot of awesome books, but the one I like best is Matilda. I love stories that have a touch of the absurd, and they’re even better if you add a pinch of magic. Matilda has both.

I’d say this story’s a bit absurd—what about those awful parents?

Cindy: I know! I don’t know who I like better, Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood or Miss Trunchbull, the beastly headmaster at Matilda’s school. They’re all deliciously horrible. Or as Miss Trunchbull might say, “They’re real warts.”

What’s your favorite part?

Cindy: Oh, that’s easy! The scene where Miss Trunchbull forces Bruce Bogtrotter to eat a huge chocolate cake in front of the whole school. It’s even funnier in the movie.

That’s right, I forgot there was a movie. Which do you like better? The book or the movie?

Cindy: I’m not sure I can choose, they’re both really good in their own ways. There are some parts in the book that didn’t make it into the movie, but the movie does an excellent  job of portraying the characters.

Hmm. I think we might need additional input. I know . . . maybe my fans would vote! If you’ve read the book, Matilda, by Roald Dahl and also seen the movie, please send us a comment telling us which you liked better. This information is critical for Operation Story Share’s top-secret research purposes, so don’t let me down!

About flashthecatblog

I am the Professional Mews for Cindy Strandvold, as well as a huge fan of middle-grade books. Which, coincidentally, is the age Cindy writes for.
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8 Responses to Matilda

  1. Hayley says:

    I’m like Cindy I don’t know.

  2. Dot says:

    It has been a long time since I read the book, but I remember lots of scenes from the movie. One of my favorites is little Matilda bringing home a wagon full of books from the library. Another is the headmistress getting upset with a little girl’s pigtails, and the girl saying something like, “Mummy thinks they are lovely.”

  3. Kaitlynn says:

    I havn’t read the book but i have seen the movie and it is REALLY good!! So i vote for movie! 😉

    • Don’t be silly! You can’t vote for the movie if you haven’t read the book. So now you have an assignment–read the book and then vote!! I can’t wait to hear what you say then.

  4. Ray says:


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