Aside from my daytime job of doing my daytime job, I also fulfil a number of other roles, including – in no particular order – father, blogger, world traveller and football watcher. Since I put my son to bed earlier and did some packing ahead of our trip on Thursday and then taking into account the fact that I am currently watching football, by doing some rudimentary calculations, you can perhaps see what has been left til last.
I am reading Roald Dahl’s Matilda to 6 year old Alex at the moment and I have been completely shocked by the vivid and regular depiction of child abuse, plus other rather adult themes including suicide, fraud, suspected murder, poverty, nepotism and the occult. I was even more shocked to discover earlier this evening that the evil monster headmistress from hell, Miss Trunchbull, was Miss Honey’s aunt.
WHO COULD HAVE SEEN THAT COMING?
Alex is enjoying the book though and is keen to experience more by the same author. Therefore, please can anyone tell me if James and the Giant Peach is any more child friendly, before I go, credit card in hand, to the Kindle store?