This is one of my favorite books. I read it when I was nine or ten years old and I stumbled upon it last night. I really enjoyed the movie but the books are always a lot more detailed. The following conversation is between Amanda Thripp (the cutest little character ever) and Ms. Trunchbull (the villain and rotten inhumane principal) it's just one the reasons I loved every single paragraph Dahl wrote. There's an inner child inside all of us. It's healthy to bring him or her out every once in a while. Peace.
Ms. Trunchbull: Can you spell?
Amanda: Miss Honey taught us how to spell a long word yesterday. We can spell difficulty.
Ms. Trunchbull: You couldn't spell difficulty if your life depended on it.
Amanda: She taught us with a poem.
Ms. Trunchbull: A poem? How sweet. What poem would that be?