Madeline empathises with Lord Covington about how he feels about his wife dying and convinces him not to sell the school. Also briefly highlights the nature of stereotypes when everyone assumes the Uzbekistani ambassador is a man.
Madeline and Pepito show courage and determination by coming up with a plan to escape the kidnappers and succeed.
The adventures of the courageous redheaded heroine made popular in Ludwig Bemelmans' classic children's books. The orphaned Madeline, Hatty Jones in her first and only film, must try and save her beloved boarding school from its impending sale by widowed owner, Lord Covington. Backed by sympathetic schoolmistress Miss Clavel and a host of less than angelic fellow boarders, the irascible redhead has her work cut out for her, especially when she is caught up in a bungled kidnapping.
As researchers call the value of homework into question, hear parents on both sides of the debate and meet the principal who's made homework optional: Central Coast Sports College's Paul Chapman.
Wally and his friends sing a song about the letters of the alphabet. They have a word for each letter - can you think of any other words that start with the same letters or sounds?