It’s Roald Dahl Day – What’s your favourite Roald Dahl book? Here’s my Top 5

mm_logoThe official Roald Dahl Day takes place every year on the birthday of the World’s No. 1 Storyteller. This year Roald Dahl Day coincides with Friday 13th – the perfect excuse for even more mischief and mayhem than usual.

9780141346434The fantastic thing about Roald Dahl’s books is you can literally grow up with them, from his picture books like The Enormous Crocodile to first chapter books like The Twits to books like Matilda until you reach his autobiographies and adult short stories. And what would a Roald Dahl book be without the illustrations of Quentin Blake?

In celebration of Dahl Day here are my top 5 Roald Dahl books. Let us know 9780141346342your favourites

1. Danny The Champion of the World

A fantastic story about a father and son, pheasant poaching and an ingenious plan.

2. Matilda

The story of a very smart girl and her very dumb parents full of all the dark humour we love from Roald Dahl.9780141346397

3. The Twits

The most disgusting couple you’ll ever meet who eventually get their comeuppance. This was just as fun reading to my daughter as it was when I was her age.

4. The Witches

9780141346410Witches who eat children, the best way to hide from them is not to wash and boy gets turned into a mouse. What’s not to love?

5. Fantastic Mr Fox

The clever Mr Fox must outwit farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Plus Wes Anderson made a fantastic film

9780141346441Here’s a list of Roald Dahl’s books.

What are your favourites?


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Jon Page

Jon Page is a bookseller and author of the Bite the Book Blog.

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