Don’t you just ADORE Roald Dahl? Of course you do. He just “got” kids. He didn’t talk down to them or sugar coat anything and he never forgot the magic.
The BFG is just one of the funniest books ever…and I say that having read it for the first time as an adult. I love it, my kids love it. It works as an independent read or a read aloud. It is short enough for little readers’ attention spans and rich enough for clever kids.
Normally I am wary of film adaptations of classics but this looks awesome. Disney released the first trailer for the Spielberg-directed movie of “The BFG.” They definitely have the “dark” part down–will they be able to nail the humor? How will they fill in the world of “The BFG” while remaining true to the original? I know that I want to find out!