Yes, I am nearly 30. Yes, I re-read The BFG. Yes, Roald Dahl reminds me of my childhood and yes, I re-read his books quite often. No – that does not make me ashamed!
I grew up with Dahl’s books which I am sure all of you did. We all have a favourite and this one is mine (Matilda is a very close second!). Why? Well for these reasons:
As a child:
- the illustrations. Quentin Blake’s illustrations brought so much life to Dahl’s stories and the consistency in using the same illustrator allowed the young me to recognise and follow an author;
- the way Dahl describes the taste of snozzcucumbers actually made me think of the taste of actual cucumbers!
- I would religiously think the BFG would come and with his phizzwizards and whisk me away (…maybe I still do!).
As an (ish) adult: the vivid descriptions from the giant who is friendly to the Queen who is ridiculously approachable reminds us of how we ought to challenge our pre-conceived notions. I will continue to re-read Dahl as I am sure the generation below me will continue to re-read Harry Potter. With no shame but with all the love.
Which is your favourite Roald Dahl book and why?
Recommended for: children and adults alike!
Rating: how can it be anything other than 5/5?
Favourite quote: “Two rights don’t equal a left”
Thanks very much for reading – I hope you enjoyed it!