In Honour of Roald Dahl Day
In honour of Roald Dahl Day, we asked the team what their favourite book by the incredible author was! Here are their answers:
Shelly – George’s Marvellous Medicine
I’m going to go with George’s Marvellous Medicine! It’s so funny – poor George is trying to punish his Grandmother for being horrible and it all goes haywire from there!
Joaquin – The Gremlins
The Gremlins (1943) because it inspired the Spielberg film in 1984!
Kane – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – because J. K. Rowling named it as one of her top ten books every child should read, and she is the author of the best book series ever written (fact).
Kate – Boy
Oh, that is a seriously hard question. I love all of them! But maybe I’d choose Boy because it was the first autobiography I ever read and I can remember being so fascinated by his stories of Britain in the 20s and 30s. Who knew that one day I’d grow up and live here?!
Phil – James and the Giant Peach
My favourite Roald Dahl book has to be James and the Giant Peach. I can remember feeling transported into the adventure in a way that we all still strive for in books. An array of wonderful characters with enough twists and turns to provide excellent re-reading value. Come to think of it, it may be time I revisited it!
Olivia – Matilda
My favourite Dahl book is Matilda, because it has some great quotes and valuable life lessons! Also, I mostly relate to Bruce (the kid that eats that whole chocolate cake) more than anyone else in the world. It teaches us that if you have good thoughts and think positively, then you look lovely. However if you think bad things and be unkind, then you become hideous – karma is real.