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Tuesday Tomes: Roald Dahl Tribute

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Hiya! This month the Royal Mail released a fantastic set of Roald Dahl stamps.  Check them out here.


Chrissy is one of our resident Book Experts and today she wanted to share her love of Roald Dahl's The BFG with you.

In honor of the release of the official “grumptiously collectible” Roald Dahl stamp and current movie that is in production, Child’s Play’s book pick of the week is… THE BFG!

Sophie’s an orphan who is kidnapped from her bed one night by a giant after witnessing him blowing dreams into children’s minds with a long thin trumpet through their bedroom windows. It turns out Sophie need not fear because said giant goes by the moniker “BFG” short for “Big Friendly Giant.” As big as he is, he is small by comparison to the other giants, and is constantly being bullied by them for not ever eating “human beans” as the other giants do. He is not without defense however and fights back against them using nightmares!

Roald Dahl wrote books that kid’s love; funny, fantastic and strange. He didn’t talk down to children, he understood them. In Dahl’s world, his protagonists are often neglected & misunderstood children. Dahl sees their value and turns them into heroes. His stories often have the weak, pitted against the strong but the clever, virtuous & kind always win at the end.

His books make great read alouds & early chapter books for middle readers. Recommended for ages 7 through adult! FYI: 10% of Dahl’s author royalties go to The Roald Dahl Foundation, a charity which benefits sick children!

Read the book before you watch the movie!

Have a scrumdiddlyumptious day!

-Child's Play