Celebrating the works of Roald Dahl

Where would the world be without CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, MATILDA and THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX? Somewhere a lot less sweet,  I think.

Roald Dahl, author of the famous darkly humorous children’s books along with several screenplays (did you know he did a Bond film?) and many short stories, was born on this day in 1916.

Happy Birthday to him!  What’s your most beloved Dahl book?  Why not celebrate by re-reading you favorite?


  1. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi! Nag scared the bejezus out of me as a kid. I could never look under the bed at night because of him. I always wished I had a mongoose for a pet.

  2. I cannot teach fourth grade without the beloved Dahl.

  3. My most read was The Witches – I don’t know why, but just because.

  4. The BFG, James and the Giant Peach and so many more

  5. The BFG was my favorite! I love the bottled dreams and riding in the BFG’s ear. It’s all so nearly plausible in an entirely implausible sort of way.

  6. MY two boys LOVED The twits, Esio Trot, Georges Marvellous medicine, The finger and Fanfastic Mr Fox-But i loved them too and when they were little and i was reading the bedtime story it was me saying ” Just one more page” and the kids were saying ” But mum-we want to go to sleep”
    Everyone should grow up with a bit of Roald Dahl.

  7. Judy Lammers says:

    One of my fondest memories of Charlie & Choc Factory was my daughter reading it to me as I sewed a costume for her for school. I still consider it one of my favorite children’s books.

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