(This DVD on amazon. If possible, even more gripping than Boy: Tales of Childhood. With her new-found powers she devises a way to defeat Miss Trunchbull and help Miss Honey. Ie. ( Log Out /  in Authors, Books, books 4+, books 5+, books 6+, books 7+. From the intelligent pig who decides he must eat Farmer Bland before Farmer Bland eats him, to the child-eating crocodile, an ant-eater who eats an aunt, and a poor girl who sits on a porcupine. Made by Henry Selick, the creator of The Nightmare Before Christmas, this movie bears a strong resemblance to that film, design-wise. He reads the Horrid Henry books himself with a little helps so I wondered about Roald Dahl, My dd read the Roald DAhl set from the Book people when she was 5 - some of the more complex stories she left initially but then went back to htem when she was a bit older and enjoyed them. (This title on amazon. (This title on amazon. Every year awards are given out in Roald Dahl’s name to the funniest children’s books of the year. No violence, no nastiness whatsoever. This bumper set of addictive classics is destined to end up very well-thumbed! Very broad, violent, and gross. The only solution they can think of is to tell the Queen of England! For a full bibliography at wikipedia, click here.

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Packed with suspense and imagination, plus zesty language that really broadens reading horizons, these shorter favourites open up the door into his extraordinary world.

– Ages 4 +, A little girl teaches a family of hunters to see things from another point of view, by having them trade places with the birds they shoot at every day. An autobiographical account of Dahl’s childhood, including happy family times and not-so-happy school times. Worst of the language is “Damnation!” from the  Duke, who is rather blustery at the beginning. I’ve been reading all the Dahl I can get my mitts on lately. ), Movie versions: Danny the Champion of the World (1989) – TV movie with Jeremy Irons. Lots of scathing insults are lobbed about.

), 8. I think the twits is fairly easy going and young children just like the silliness of it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I think they could read them themselves (they are 6) but I want to read them together.... we read roald dahl to ds when he was five and he is in year one now and they have the roald dahl books in the classroom for guided reading. No violence, no nastiness whatsoever. Scholastic International School Book Club – Getting children reading. Much suspense during the poaching adventures, but without the broad violence of many of Dahl’s other books. DD age 6 claims to be scared of the witches but really enjoyed the others. Only Roald Dahl at the height of his fame could get away with this book!) Ages 4 +. Situations are manipulated, of course, to have him saying quite naughty things. Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. All writings posted here are © Kim Thompson, unless otherwise indicated. Roald Dahl’s special dash of magic has transformed countless children into readers. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (1985) – 80 pp. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. Roald Dahl Reading List (in order of age) 1. Fairly faithful to the book, though it keeps the aunts alive throughout and skips the Cloud Men in favour of pirate skeletons. – Ages 10 +. ), 12. James is suddenly orphaned and sent to live with the most awful pair of aunts in literature. Looking to buy books | Organise a Book Club. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was adapted from the book of the same name by Ian Fleming, of James Bond fame, and Dahl also wrote the screenplay for Fleming’s You Only Live Twice. Danny lives with his father in an old gypsy caravan permanently parked beside the gas station they run. Deadly green mamba snakes in Africa, world travel and exotic adventures, a near-fatal airplane crash and death-defying career as a fighter pilot in World War II. The ending is very satisfying but the book is quite long, and not a great read for anyone with night terrors. by Kim

In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. This in turn will reinforce the message that reading together promotes family well-being. A terrific adventure, but not for the squeamish. Another autobiographical work, this time chronicling Dahl’s early adulthood and experiences in the air force during WWII. (This title on amazon. ), 2. 8yr old dd likes reading RD books herself now too. Packed with suspense and imagination, plus zesty language that really broadens reading horizons, these shorter favourites open up the door into his extraordinary world. (Clicking on the titles will take you to the full review of the book, if I’ve done one. ), 6.

George's Marvellous Medicine Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Here they are in the order I’d recommend reading them, from younger listeners to older. The Enormous Crocodile (1978) – 42 pp. (This DVD on amazon. ), 4. The BFG (1982) – 208 pp, 24 chapters – Ages 6 +. A little magic comes to the rescue in the form of a giant peach with oversized insects living in the pit. Giving books to schools. Somehow without any of the charm of the first book, and indulging in many sidetracks with ever-diminishing results. Roald Dahl. Extremely gruesome, ghoulish and gross, this tale doesn’t pull any punches. Little known fact: Roald Dahl wrote a draft of the screenplay for the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Although most of his work was rewritten and completed by other writers, he did create the memorable character of the Child-Catcher, one of the all-time scariest movie villains. Little known book, totally sweet. Full of mysterious and magical happenings, they take imagination to its most topsy-turvy limits. Here they are in the order I’d recommend reading them, from younger listeners to older. ), 14. The Witches

Reading 'The Twits' to DD (4.7) at the moment - we are both LOVING it, Book people order coming on then.....set of 10 for £10 I think.... – reward and encourage authors (and illustrators) who write and illustrate books using humour in their stories, poetry and fiction.

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His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Ages 6 +. The Minpins (1991) – 48 pp. Talking about children's books and films. A short book about a nasty, vile couple, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , Do you know I was thinking the same thing just the other day but mine was for ds1 to read himself. The eldest (who is now 7, nearly 8) has also enjoyed Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but the younger found them a bit too slow. By creating these awards we hope to promote a vibrant area of publishing often overlooked by other awards.“. ), Movie versions: The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) – animated movie by director Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums). (There's a lot of crap out there!) 2. age appropriate The monster scenes, especially the first one in which he chases Billy, are quite scary. One night Danny finds out his father’s secret past – he used to poach pheasants from the land of the local nasty rich fellow. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. She teaches herself to read at the age of four, amidst constant verbal abuse from her parents. ), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) by Tim Burton is much truer to the book, though Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka is pretty creepy and Burton goes to great lengths to darken the already black humour of the original. ), Movie versions: The Witches (1990) (This DVD on amazon. The story is fairly simple, so maybe start with that. Children will love this book, as it’s about bad and foolish parents, nice and clever children, school politics, revenge, and the underdog coming out on top. This is the story of a dyslexic young vicar who says certain words backwards, to great effect. Hopefully it will help you find movies and books that are: 1.

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– Ages 4 +. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (1990) – 22 pp. Roald Dahl also wrote three books of poetry for children: Revolting Rhymes (1982), Rhyme Stew (1989), and…, Dirty Beasts (1984) – 30 pp, 9 poems – Ages 5 +. I have to say though that I quite liked it as a kid. Thinking of me reading (cos I want too ) rahther than them reading... ds loves danny the champion of the world and fantastic mr fox. (This title on amazon. (This DVD on amazon. and charlie and chocolate factory. With the help of his fearless grandmother he foils their plans, but suffers from one of their spells nonetheless.

Bears only a surface resemblance to the book, and is not really a movie for children at all, at least not young ones. (This title on amazon. GOOD! If you’re certain your child will not emulate George’s behaviour, this is a pretty funny book. Danny’s father is perhaps the most wonderful single parent ever written, even with his poaching past, and Danny is remarkably capable. A tale of class warfare, village life and a world long gone now. The insults don’t get any harsher than “you foolish creature”, from the Duke as well. Each of the late Roald Dahl's books has a special quality that sets it apart, and in this case, it's silly, smart, hilarious playing with language. ), 13. I love Wes Anderson.) Matilda discovers she can move objects with her mind. ), 15. Young Matilda is precocious and brilliant, though her parents are dull and venal.

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