Every year on 13th September, schools and libraries celebrate Roald Dahl Day.
It’s a day to talk up your favourite Roald Dahl stories, share your revolting rhymes with friends, eat snozzcumber, and stay away from nasty Twits.
We’re going to be featuring our Roald Dahl movie this Thursday so make sure to check it out on the homepage or the Featured Movie app for an introduction to one of the most widely-read and beloved children’s authors of all time.
You’ll learn about Dahl’s childhood in England, his difficulty at boarding schools, and his heroic service in World War II. You’ll also find out how Dahl began his writing career, and how he transformed himself from an author of adult fiction to a master storyteller for children.
Tim and Moby give you an outline of several of Dahl’s classics, including James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and explain how Dahl’s legacy has continued even after his death.
If you think you’re pretty slick on your Roald Dahl facts already, test yourself with the accompanying Activities: Roald Dahl Activities. You’ll soon see whether you’re more Boggis or Bunce or Bean, than Fantastic Mr Fox!
So don your Matilda Wormwood cap and check out this scrumdiddlyumptious topic: Roald Dahl