#Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: D is for Dahl



A is for ...
Aardvark - Every A-Z must begin with an aardvark (an African burrowing mammal with long flappy ears and a long nose.) Although Roald Dahl didn't feature an aardvark in any of his books, he did invent some crazy creatures--look out for Whangdoodles, Snozzwhangers, and the Pink-Spotted Scrunch.

- p. 1
GGG - When translated into Italian, the Big Friendly Giant becomes Il Grande Gigante Gentile. So in Italy, the book is called GGG!
- p. 56 

About D is for Dahl: A gloriumptious A-Z guide to the world of Roald Dahl*: Did you know that Roald Dahl loved chocolate, but never ate spaghetti? Or that he was a terrible speller? Or that he had four sisters? D Is for Dahl is an A to Z collection of facts, trivia, and zany details that bring Roald Dahl and his memorable characters to life.

Filled with Quentin Blake’s illustrations plus black-and-white photos, each spread is exploding with information about the creator of Willie Wonka, James, and Matilda—from his family tree to the exact type of pencil he used to write his stories. Perfect for devoted fans and Dahl newcomers alike, this is a gloriumptious guide to the world of Roald Dahl.

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I've never read this book ... just flipped through it. And who can resist Roald Dahl? Certainly not me! I have so many favourites that I can't choose just one. I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, and Matilda equally.

What's your fave Roald Dahl book? 



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