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I really like Roald Dahl books. When I was younger I read lots of them, I enjoyed them and they helped me learn to read. Every kid my age should read his books.
Everyone’s first experience of Roald Dahl is different. Mine was probably the story of ‘The Big Friendly Giant’ (or… The BFG for short). My Dad thinks its one of the best children’s books around and he insisted reading it to me. It is a bizarre story but very funny. I remember the ‘whizz poppers’ making me laugh a lot. I think I was about five or six years old when I was first read it. My mum tells me that she used to read Revolting Rhymes to me as well. I really enjoyed that.
My most favourite Roald Dahl story though is probably not what you think – its The Twits. That’s because it is short and packed full of gross stuff (which is good for kids!), about Mr and Mrs Twit. I remember them being terrible, awful characters but they were described in an amusing way. I loved it.
Fantastic Mr Fox is one of my other favourite Roald Dahl books. I was bought a copy a few years ago and I read it quite a few times. Mr Fox is a brilliant character – he is always really positive no matter what terrible situations he is in. He has his family’s best interests at heart but I don’t know how they put up with him. If you have read Fanfastic Mr Fox – then you should watch the movie, which is one of my favourite adaptations, it’s really cool!
There are so many good Roald Dahl books out there, I just can’t list them all.
If you want to know my full Top 5 Roald Dahl books, see this video I made a while ago:
I don’t think that Roald Dahl is as popular with kids as he used to be though, when I started school. He doesn’t get talked about and that is a shame! However I think that there are lots of other good authors inspired by him! I also really like David Walliams books – they remind me of Roald Dahl a little bit. If you think Roald Dahl is too old fashioned then you should read Gangsta Granny or Mr Stink, they are more popular for kids like me these days.
What is your favourite Roald Dahl book?