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June 1, 2016

It’s Roald Dahl Day!

I feel very lucky to have grown up with Roald Dahl’s books. I can’t imagine a childhood without meeting characters like Mr. Fox, Charlie, or Matilda. I also can’t imagine living without certain childhood fears made real by villains like the Grand High Witch or Agatha Trunchbull.

Roald Dahl’s birthday (on September 13) seems like the perfect time to reminisce about his books and create a few top-five lists for discussion. Do you have the same favorite words, villains, heroes, and memorable moments? Let’s find out!

Top Five Favorite Words from Roald Dahl Books

  1. scrumdiddlyumptious
  2. gobblefunk
  3. phizz-whizzing
  4. filthsome
  5. trogglehumper

Top Five Most Awful Villains from Roald Dahl Books

  1. Agatha Trunchbull (Matilda)
  2. The Grand High Witch (from The Witches)
  3. Vermicious Knids (from Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator)
  4. Aunts Spiker and Sponge (from James and the Giant Peach)
  5. Boggis, Bunce, and Bean (from The Fantastic Mr. Fox)


Top Five Roald Dahl Characters to Have as Your Best Friend

  1. Charlie Bucket (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  2. Matilda Wormwood (Matilda)
  3. James Henry Trotter (James and the Giant Peach)
  4. The BFG (The BFG)
  5. Grandmamma (The Witches)


Top Five Memorable Moments in Roald Dahl Books

  1. When Charlie finds the Golden Ticket. (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  2. When Bruce Bogtrotter finishes the chocolate cake. (Matilda)
  3. When the Grand High Witch turns the boy into a mouse. (The Witches)
  4. When James first meets all the giant bugs. (James and the Giant Peach)
  5. When Danny learns how to catch pheasants. (Danny the Champion of the World)


You can find Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The BFG online now!


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One Response

  1. Nancy O

    Totally agree with your villains and memorable moments! Absolutely one of my all time favorite authors!

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