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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Roald Dahl Day

Welcome, one and welcome all into the wonderfully, absolutely spectacular writing room of Mr Roald Dahl. A man who has created magic with literature for millions and millions of children and adults around the world.

Today,  the 13th of September, Mr Dahl's special day, his birthday, we remember his creative use for words and appreciate some of the work he has produced. Happy Roald Dahl Day!


The Witches
"An idiotic vitch like you must rrroast upon the barbecue!"
 Synopsis: Immerse yourself in the world of The Witches. These detestable creatures disguise themselves as ladies and they hate children with a passion. Luckily one boy, thanks to his grandmother, knows how to recognise witches and knows about their tricks and schemes. With the help of some Formula 86, they might be able to get rid of them for good.

 My favourite scene from the book is when grandmamma is retelling the horror of what witches are capable of doing. The little girl who got entrapped in the picture scared me so much haha! But still, I read on completely gripped from start to finish.



The Twits
 
Synopsis: Mr and Mrs Twit are the most disgusting and smelly of people. They're not nice, and love to play tricks on each other - tricks that include glass eyes, slimy frogs and wormy spaghetti. But the Twits don't just treat each other badly, they treat everyone and everything badly, and soon the monkeys they keep in a cage and the birds they trap for bird pie will play the biggest trick ever on the pair of them.

  • The best couple award goes to the Twits! The muggle-wumps revenge is the greatest although the tricks the twits play on each other is dreadfully funny as well, wormy spaghetti anyone?


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“Whipped cream isn't whipped cream at all if it hasn't been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn't poached eggs unless it's been stolen in the dead of the night.”
Synopsis: Enter the world of Golden Tickets, chocolate bars and the mysterious chocolate factory owner, Mr Willy Wonka. Charlie has won the chance of a lifetime and is one of the five lucky children to be allowed to enter the chocolate factory, but what delicious surprises await them on the other side of the factory gates?
  • My favourite scene is when Violet Beauregarde blows up into an enormous blueberry after chewing the gum which is a three course dinner.( I can't blame her for trying it, it sounds amazing, why has noone invented gum like that yet? ha ha)

Lei's favourite Roald Dahl book is Matilda; I took her to see the musical earlier in the year which she loved, she still sings the songs. Next will be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It is amazing to see the stories come to life on stage. Can you imagine The Twits as a musical?


Which Roald Dahl book is your favourite? Have you seen any of the musical adaptations?


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9 comments

  1. Funnily enough I didn't even know anything about Roald Dahl Day but I was reading The BFG to my son. I loved The Witches as a child :)

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  2. Lovely round up. Such an amazing author, i had no idea it was Roald Dahl day x

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  3. The Twits was my favourite book as a kid! My children also like it... andthey like Georges Marvelous Medicine. :) I haven't seen any musical adaptions though.

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  4. I loved Roald Dahl as a child, my daughter has most of his books Matilda is her favourite xx

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  5. Oh this has brought back memories - I loved all the Roald Dahl books growing up, and can't wait to introduce my daughter to them when she's a bit older. I did love The BFG as well, but Charlie & the Chocolate Factory is such a wonderful classic.

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  6. Roald Dahl really did all the classics! I need to get some of his books for my daughter! xx

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  7. I didn't even know there was a Roald Dahl day :) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has to be my favourite, such a magical story.

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  8. I love Matilda and George's Marvellous Medicine. We've just finished reading Esio Trot which we also enjoyed.

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  9. Ahhhh I loved Roald Dahl so much, definitely my favourites childrens author! Matilda and the BFG were my favourites! xx

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