Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The BFG by Roald Dahl book review from Puffin Books and the release of the long awaited film.

THE BFG by Roald Dahl from Puffin Books

'On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant.
Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. 
But there are other giants in Giant Country: fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat.
Sophie decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

When I was younger, and even now, I am a big fan of books. I used to read my books from school on the walk home, I am still surprised now that I didn't fall over with my nose stuck in a book! 

I am pleased to say that my love of books has rubbed off on my 2 daughters and when we received The BFG through the post to review there was a fight over who was going to read it first. 

Thing 2 got the pleasure of reading The BFG first and here is what she had to say; 

'On opening up the book and reading the first couple of chapters I didn't want to put it down. I have read many Roald Dahl books before but hadn't read The BFG. The start of the summer holidays was the perfect time to get stuck into a new book and The BFG didn't disappoint. The relationship that grows between Sophie and the BFG is lovely throughout the book and I like how they live side by side at the end. I loved it from start to finish and can't wait to go and see the newly released film'

Thing 3 (who waited quite patiently to read the book!) had this to say; 

'I quickly got into the book and read it at bedtime over a week. I love how the BFG catches dreams and keeps them in bottles for children to enjoy. I like how quickly Sophie and the BFG become friends and make the Queen aware of the other man-eating giants so they can be captured. I loved the story from start to finish. All of the fabulous 'mixed-up' words in the book are great and sound funny too'


Both girls are hoping to see a lot of the original book in the film and hope that it is as fun and exciting as the book is. Thing 3 particularly likes all of the weird and wonderful words the BFG uses and hopes to hear lots of these in the film too. The film is out on July 22nd 2016 so head down to your local cinema and see it over the Summer. 

In the back of the book there is also a BFG draw along which Thing 3 got involved with. Can you draw the BFG, maybe add lots of colour or different shaped ears! 

On 13th September 2016 it's time to celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl and you can join in too. Register here for your FREE party pack. 


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