They felt the public should decide which modern-day person Matilda should stand up to. The winner? Our own President Donald J. Trump. So now, there is Matilda, hands on her hips staring defiantly at Trump.
Little Matilda stares down a very large Trump
The statues are located in Great Missenden, Bukinghamshire in England, where Dahl lived for many years. I believe it is a marvelous way honor Roald Dahl. I suspect he would have loved to see Matilda take on Donald Trump. Some may say that regardless of one's feelings, one should respect the office of the President of the United States. To them I would say the this particular President does not respect the office himself.
A personal confession: I STILL love and re-read Roald Dahl. His stories are not just for children and adults will find deeper meanings within their pages. I have an old copy of Roald Dahl Omnibus and every now and then I take it down from the bookshelf and read some of the stories. It's like visiting an old friend.