Dahl and Magical

Highlights of November and Carnival of Children’s Literature

I can not believe that we are now doing the round-up for November! The year is about to end and we will be welcoming 2012 sooner than we know it. It brings us great pleasure to once again be part of the Carnival of Children’s Literature which is being hosted this week by Roberta Gibson […]

Poetry Friday – Dahl’s Revolting Rhyme (Not for the Faint-hearted, No Siree!)

Today marks the end of our Everything Dahl and Magical theme. And to celebrate, what better way than to join this week’s Poetry Friday (which incidentally is hosted by Laura Salas of Writing the World for Kids) with Dahl’s word play in verse. Together, we can exclaim yuck! eew! coolness! as we read through his […]

A brief look into Roald Dahl’s a Giraffe, a Pelly and Me

This particular story, I suppose is less popular than The BFG, The Witches, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as I’ve only ‘heard’ of it when I saw it in a bookseller’s shelf.  The book itself (the Puffin book version) is only 79 pages long, including the illustrations by Quentin Blake and a few original […]

Book Talk Tuesday: Roald Dahl’s Witches

When I read Dahl’s Witches, I didn’t have a clue of its plot. It was a Dahl book; I was in a Dahl phase, so I read it. Here’s another Roald Dahl for Book Talk Tuesday hosted by The Lemme Library. Like any child (though I was a full-grown adult when I read it) I […]

Nonfiction Monday: Going Solo by Roald Dahl

“A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones. An autobiography must therefore, unless it is to become tedious, be extremely selective, discarding all the inconsequential incidents in one’s life and concentrating upon those that have remained vivid in the memory.” – R.D. For today’s […]