‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ by the Italian writer Carlo Collodi is the first book I remember getting from the library and reading. As a child, I loved the wooden toy which later became a real boy after being blessed by a fairy. After lying, under the book’s influence, I remember rushing to the mirror to check the size of my nose. I was worried that it would grow just like Pinocchio’s did. In short, he became my little imaginary friend.
Do you remember your favorite fictional character as a child? The first book you read?