I love Roald Dahl, I make the children listen to parts of the stories at bedtime as I yet again vicariously re-live my youth. I’ve even dragged them around the Roald Dahl museum several times. They don’t seem to mind despite being little. Toddler boy loves the first chapter of Fantastic Mr Fox, with its rhyme about Boggis and Bunce and Bean. We sometimes even sing this in the car. Fifi giggles at it, Toddler Boy is very serious. He takes life seriously, which is why I think the Roald Dahl stories actually go down so well in our house!
Anyway, we were fortunate enough to be sent a couple of copies of these wonderful new hardbacks by Random House. We all know the stories, so I’m not going to critique them. They are childrens classics. Suffice to say, if someone bought one of your children one of these little hardbacks as a gift you would be more than happy. They are really nicely produced, and ten percent of the author royalties go to Roald Dahl charities. If I were you, I would start ordering a few now as they will make excellent stocking fillers this Christmas and I can see them selling out. That’s what I intend to do anyhow. You can buy one here.