Today is Roald Dahl day! A day to celebrate all the awesome stories Roald Dahl wrote over his life time!
My favourite book – well it’s hard to say, but at the moment it’s The BFG. My son is reading it for his home-reader from school and reads the story aloud to me. I love it.
Here’s one of my favourite quotes from the book:
“Words,” he said, “is oh such a twitch-tickling problem to me all my life. So you must simply try to be patient and stop squibbling. As I am telling you before, I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiff-squiddled around.”
“That happens to everyone,” Sophie said.
“Not like it happens to me,” the BFG said. “I is speaking the most terrible wigglish.”
“I think you speak beautifully,” Sophie said.
And I agree – I love how the BFG speaks, how Roald Dahl invented words that somehow you know the meaning of even though you’ve never come across them before. And it’s been very educational for my son too – he points out the mistakes in the BFG’s speech and grammar, and we talk about why the BFG doesn’t speak the same way we do.
So – what is your favourite Roald Dahl book?