And so we just had to be in it too....besides it gives us an opportunity to tell you (as if you don't already know) how marvellous Joanne Rowling and her books are. If you want a lift, and who doesn't, or an escape from reality - (and ditto again to that) these are the books for you. Look out Children - Adults here we come. As with so many children's books one sometimes wonders if a lot of the emblishments are lost on them - (can we hear them say "rhubarb, rhubarb" to that?) - Or maybe some of us have never grown up really - and these books help to bring that point out! Who knows.
There is also a marvellous sense of the ridiculous in parts which conjures up the scenes so vividly you just can't help having a fit of laughter/giggles! (depending who you are!) And you find yourself saying "Well that sounds logical - why didn't I think of that" Its incredible how Joanne Rowling manages to come up with so many brilliant ideas - we really envy her talent - and she must completely lose herself in her writing. As spoken about previously - here is someone who is following her vision or dream, and its a delight to see.
There are so many parts from the books - like the "flue powder," "sending an owl,"
"Platform 9 ¾'s," receiving "a howler," the portraits whose images go wandering off!
Oh! its a delight! The game "Quidditch", and the "golden snitch" and the "Nimbus Two Thousand Broomstick"- and of course "the sorting hat" (above) - it goes on and on. Its definitely going to be one of those "cult" things.....the vocabulary, everyday things that they do....its another world!!!!!!!!
Anyway, to whet your appetite we thought we would tell you about the part when Harry went to the Zoo with his Aunt and Uncle and cousin Dudley....now its in our words, so it won't be exact, but it will give you an idea of the sort of thing that goes on in the books.
That's just one of the many little titbits running all the time through the books. Its so enchanting. Its probably because we are programmed to think the "worst case scenario" that we are surprised by the different sort of endings, forgetting the other option "best case scenario." The books abound with challenges and obstacles, but they, as young people, not aware of different consequences, just don't think about them much, and go right ahead and expect a good ending for the most part. There is another point that sprang to mind, and that is throughout there is a feeling that there is 'someone' looking after them, and making sure no harm really comes to them.
Going off on a tangent, this ties in with something we received from a good friend currently in the States (hi there!) It really reminds us that there is more than one way to look at something, and that we should take a lesson from our children! This is how it goes: