Authorable Mention

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This second edition of “Authorable Mention” goes to the one and only Roald Dahl.

Still a child at heart I can’t help but re-read some of my favourite books from when I was little. Some of these favourite books come from the author, Roald Dahl. Recently re-read are, the Twits, and the BFG, two of my favourites.

In his career Dahl wrote over 15 children’s books. You may recognise, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “James and the Giant Peach”, or “Matilda”.

Dahl’s books usually contain some strange elements, and characters, magic, and make believe. They feature heroes, laughs, and silliness.

My favourite book by Dahl is:
The BFG

Some of my favourite quotes from Dahl’s books are:

“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
-Roald Dahl, The Twits

“I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m gonna ignore your advice.”
-Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox

“I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile because it’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself. A mouth-smile is different. You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I’ve also learned that a real mouth-smile always has an eye-smile to go with it. So watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you but his eyes stay the same. It’s sure to be a phony.”
-Roald Dahl, Danny the Champion of the World

What I remember most about Dahl’s books are:
The characters.
The memorable plots.
The ways they have made me laugh.
The book covers.

Here is Roald Dahl’s official interactive website: http://www.roalddahl.com/

Did you read Dahl’s books when you were a child? Do you read them to your children now? Which is your favourite?

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