Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Roald Dahl Day 2011

Marvellous Medicine

It is Roald Dahl day today! It would have been his 95th birthday.
I love his books so much, especially George's Marvellous Medicine. 

riches blue

I read his books as a child with both fear and thrill with their delicious rudeness and sometimes ghastly characters. 

I was scared to look out of my window at night for years in case the BFG might be peering in.....

Fizzle swizzle

Which Roald Dahl book was your favourite? There are some great Roald Dahl themed party ideas here. You could also make a gruesome feast from one of the Roald Dahl recipe books - Nishnobblers anyone?

{Photo text is extract from the George's Marvellous Medicine poem}


Thedarkerside73 said...

How funny my eldest has just found the joy in reading a good RD book. There was a bit of a deal on in a supermarket when we were away on holiday. She just devoured them! Absolutely loves them.

My favourite must be The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Very funny.


greenthumb said...

My son isbabout to do a RD school play Red Ridding Hood.

PhotoPuddle said...

I love Roald. I really loved reading Boy as it was so intresting seeing how much inspiration he got from his childhood.

I also hate it when his books get made into movies as I never think they are anywhere near as good as the books.

Unknown said...

Wonderful magical photos!

elaine said...

Fabulous photos as usual - I have only seen his films - Danny Champion of the World is my favourite (I think that was a RD one).

NVFP said...

Georges Marvellous medicine is great, I love it the first time I read it. I can remember making a list of all the ingredients... Roald Dahl had a fantastic imagination

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I really liked Witches.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Fantastic Mr Fox - love Bogus, Bunce and Been, always makes me snort with glee! I also think the illustrations have become iconic.

Sarah x

But then again Danny champion of the world........ x

Rhianne said...

I love so many fo them, its so hard to choose lol, I could narrow it down to the twits, georges marvelous medicine and charlie and the chocolate factory... oh and fantastic mr fox and james giant peach, i love them too. such great books :)

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