Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your life and why?
Fiona Pollock
Fiona Pollock
Gordon B Attersley Gordon B Attersley
Oshawa, ON Oshawa, ON

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was read aloud in Grade 3 by my favourite childhood teacher, Mrs. Gladwin. When she read the story, I could just visualize Roald Dahl's words in my mind so vividly, imagining rivers or melted chocolate swirling around in fields. The descriptiveness of the language was so appealing to my 8 year old mind, that it really sparked a strong interest for me to challenge myself to read chapter books. I explained the story to my parents who then bought me the book along with its sequels. I became a bookworm around this age, and I would delve it to books and let my imagination take me to the places described in the books. I hope that as an educator, when I select a book to read aloud to my class, it sparks an interest in my students, and hopefully, they, too, could be inspired by the novel and wish to continue their interests in literature.


272nd Ontario

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