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Sep 09 2020

The World of Roald Dahl by Roald Dahl

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Penguin, 2020. ISBN: 9780241447970.
Highly recommended. The World of Roald Dahl is a fabulous book for anyone who thinks that Roald Dahl's books are wonderful (and who doesn't!) and also those who love activity books.
This book is 95 pages of laughter, interesting facts, amazing illustrations, and anything else you could imagine to be written about Roald Dahl. There are fascinating pieces of information such as how he only wrote on yellow lines paper and hated beards! And even a section dedicated to teaching readers how to be a storyteller just like Roald.
I also enjoyed reading about Quentin Blake, the illustrator who at almost 90 is still illustrating the new editions and writing his own books. His pictures are on every page and that makes this book unapologetically all about Roald Dahl and his famous style.
The book has pages where readers can add in their own information; such as what they would do if they had their own giant peach, tallying up how many books they had read, make their way through a maze and using a special code to make up their very own Wonka style chocolate bar.
On top of all of that there is a delicious sounding chocolate cake recipe and a 30-question long Roald Dahl quiz. This book really has it all and covers so many of his wonderful books, characters and curious facts that go along with it.
This is a really great addition to any library, or as a gift, as Roald Dahl is one of those authors that seems to have the ability to reach out to so many children at so many stages of their reading. He is funny, quirky, and a pleasure to read about.
4.5 out of 5.
Lauren Fountain

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