Roald Dahl Day is the annual, global celebration of the world’s number one storyteller, his beloved stories and unforgettable characters. It takes place on September 13th which was his birthday.
If Roald Dahl were alive today, he’d be 101 this year.
Roald Dahl’s first children’s book was The Gremlins which he wrote in 1943 for Walt Disney Productions to promote a full-length film that remained unmade. From there he continued writing prolifically, creating some of the most popular stories in history like James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG and Matilda.
What is your favourite Roald Dahl book?
My favourite is Danny the Champion of the world, I remember reading it at school, listening to stories of Hazell’s Wood and how to poach pheasants using sleeping pills and raisins.
We bought my daughter the Enormous Crocodile and The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me when she was 3 and has loved us reading her the stories. Now age 5 she is now becoming familiar with other more popular books written by Roald Dahl, I hope she will find more of his stories intriguing and also hilarious. Although she loves watching the original Chocolate Factory film, no film can compare with the wonderful way Dahl wrote his stories and describes each character and scene.
Everyone remembers reading their favourite books as children, how old they were and what they thought about the characters and the story. Not many children do remember the first time they watched a particular film.
So this September 13th, why not read a Roald Dahl book with your child and experience together the magic of his stories.
You can also download the fabulous Party Pack with activity idea for your children http://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/join-in/roald-dahl-day/party-pack-2018