Hello everyone! [K] here, did you know it is Roald Dahl Day today?
Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter and fighter pilot. Although I would say he is best known for his children’s books. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.
When I was a child Roald Dahl was one of my favourite authors. I could and did read his stories over and over again. I had the paper books that I practically wore out (my Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator nearly lost its front cover due to use!), audiobooks that were played that much the cassette tapes (showing my age here) ended up garbled due to being played that regularly. Any Roald Dahl film adapatation that came out I had to see – The Witches still gives me chills now! I am looking forward to the new adaptation coming out soon
All of his stories bring back happy childhood memories
I would say my all time favourite of his books, if you forced me to choose just one would Dirty Beasts which was a collection of short stories and poems that appealed to my sense of humour (and still does today if I’m honest), I loved reading about Crocky-Wock the Crocodile, Sting-a-ling the Scorpion and the cow with wings.
On the Roald Dahl website there is a quiz available to see which character you are most like: Which Roald Dahl character are you?
Which character did you get? What was your favourite Roald Dahl book growing up? Who was your hero? Do you still read his books today? Let us know in the comments below!
This is [K] signing off for now to find me some Roald Dahl books to re read (and to do the quiz) so to finish on a quote from the man himself: