Matilda by Roald Dahl will turn 30 next year, a fact I accidentally discovered as I was organising the items for the book display in our school library. We had several versions of the book with differing styles of covers and some very well read Matilda editions. I think a celebration next year with tea and cake will be superb to honour the enjoyment this book has provided to readers for many years.
It was great fun setting up the Where’s Wally display for the books 30 year anniversary. Young children have stood eyes wide closely looking at the items in the display case. It was noted in the ABC News article that drawing each scene takes “months to draw…as I work my way through a picture, I add Wally when I come to what I feel is a good place to hide him” (Martin Handford as cited in ABC News, Where’s Wally fans still search for elusive character 30 years
I am always on the look out for interesting items to add to the book display cases in the K-6 Library. We have two display cases, one in the K-2 section and one in the Primary area. The displays focus on book promotions, book anniversaries, literature themes, story elements or events such as Reconciliation Week. This year students were welcomed to the Library with Peter Pan and the display for younger students showcased some special book characters. Today we created a Harry Potter and Mr Chicken books display. It is a pleasure to see students enter the Library and look into the display cases with excitement.