With 8 ratings
By: Wendy Cooling, Quentin Blake, et al.
Purchased At: $1.68 (37 used & new offers)
Exploring his childhood, family relations, writing preferences, and other fun facts, an amusing biography delves into the life of the celebrated author of such classics as
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach, enhanced with photos and illustrations throughout.
This is the book to get for a smattering of Dahl. "The Dahl Diary" is also good. This will give you a romp through his major thoughts and works. A pretty little gift book, too. Recommended.
This is a great review of Dahl's life and career in a really fun format that will make it fun for kids. By making it an "alphabet book" his life and times are peppered with bits from his books, funny words he invented, and lots of great illustration from Blake. I've been reading it just a bit at a time in order to savor it, because it's worth it. This is a must have for Dahl fans of any age.
I discovered this little gem in the public library and had to have my own copy. Full of fun and fascinating tidbit about Roald Dahl and his books; knowing more about the author makes his books even more enjoyable.
I probably should have paid closer attention to the contents of the book because it was not what I had expected. I returned it upon closer examination. I though since I was a fan of the author Dahl, I would enjoy this kid's book. Not so much. Read before ordering.
I've been a big fan and collector of Roald Dahl since I was about 10 years old. Almost all of the info in the books, I was already familiar with (from reading Boy, Going Solo, and the children's fiction he wrote). This book gave a few tidbits of new info that I found charming and/or interesting about Dahl, but for the most part it seemed like a promotional product for selling you his other books: One of the most common lines in this book is, "To find out more, read ... (insert name of book by Roald Dahl)." This is definitely NOT a must-have if you are looking to complete your collection of Roald Dahl publications, but might be informative if you are interested in knowing random, factual information about the author.
i loved the book because i learned a lot and i liked how it wasn't paragraph after paragraph and it was just plain facts. very organized.