When asked what character from literature they would most like to be, the Children’s Services staff had a wide variety of responses.
Emily said she would want to be Jenny Linski (from the stories by Esther Averill) because who wouldn’t want to be a sleek black cat who has adventures and gets to wear a stylish red scarf?
Ben said he’d like to be James, because he’d like to have all those adventures inside that giant peach pit.
Jenny B. said she’d like to be Snoopy because he is funny, smart and doesn’t have a care in the world--except for the Red Baron.
Katie said she’d like to be Matilda Wormwood because she’s a readaholic, spunky, and clever, and has adventures with fake ghosts, newts and super glue!
Jen C. said she’d like to be Claudia Kincaid (From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler) because she’s book-smart, bossy and a planner.
Jose said he’d like to be Sam-I-Am because any time he has initial doubts about trying something new, he thinks about Sam.
Shelley said she’d like to be Anne Shirley because of the beauty of Prince Edward Island (and of Gilbert Blythe)!
Andy said he’d like to be Taran from Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain.
Heather would like to be Lucy Pevensie and be off to Narnia!
Jennifer N. would like to be Harriet (from Harriet the Spy) because NYC seems so amazing and she’s nosy!
Rory would like to be Marianne Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility because she would love some romance.
We sure are an adventurous bunch! Who would you want to be?