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10 Phizz-Whizzing Facts About Roald Dahl

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl‘s birth, here are 10 facts about everyone’s favorite children’s author: 1. James and the Giant Peach was originally going to be called James and the Giant Cherry. 2. Dahl’s nose was cut off in an accident when he was a young boy – it was successfully sewn […]

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Bruce Bogtrotter – hero of literature

The six-year-old and I have been continuing to plough through Roald Dahl books at bedtime. Since December, we have read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Danny the Champion of the World, The BFG, and Fantastic Mr Fox. I’ve also read Dahl’s memoirs, Boy and Going Solo, during my adult time, […]

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How to read to a six-year-old

Earlier this month my six-year-old daughter and I progressed to chapter books for her bedtime reading. We had dabbled with slim children’s chapter books involving fairies, princesses and ballerinas but now I’m reading what I would call proper books – namely Roald Dahl. We started with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and then followed up […]

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