100 years of Roald Dahl
The BFG is no ordinary bonecrunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. All she needs is a little help from the BFG and the Queen of England! For fans of the film when it comes out there is a new cover with the film artwork or fans of Quentin Blakes artwork can buy the original with cut-out and keep ears. We also found this Gloriumptious Sticker Activity book.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
David Walliams calls this ‘The ultimate children's story, ever’.
The best-known Roald Dahl story it tells the rags to riches tale of little Charlie Bucket, winner of one of only five golden tickets in the world to the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory. Boiled sweet boats and rivers of molten chocolate await – along with a few other surprises!
Danny the Champion of the World Danny lives with his Dad in an old gypsy caravan and life is good. His days are filled with fixing motor cars, flying kites and listening to the stories his father tells him. Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could have. Then, one day, Danny discovers a secret and soon he and his father join forces as they attempt to pull off a daring and devilish plot against their horrible, greedy neighbour, Mr Victor Hazell.
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
When an old building in the local town comes up for sale, Billy longs to return it to its former sweet shop glory. But then he finds a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey have moved in instead - they're the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company! The four of them become best friends and when the richest man in England employs them to wash his windows it seems that Billy’s wish may be about to come true.
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction and throughout his young days at school and just afterwards, a number of things happened to Roald Dahl, which made such a tremendous impression he never forgot them. Just as extraordinary and enjoyable as his fiction, Boy is the remarkable story of Roald Dahl's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true.and confidence.
Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise. Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatures, and they foil a plan to turn all the children in England in to mice. But can they get rid of the witches for good?
James and the Giant Peach
Poor James is having a miserable time: his parents have been killed by an escaped rhinoceros and he has to move away from his lovely house by the sea to live with the dreadful Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. Then, one hot summer’s day, an extraordinary thing happens and James’s life is transformed forever.
George’s Marvellous Medicine
Most people have lovely grannies. They read them stories and make them good food and give them cuddles to make them feel better. George’s granny is not a nice granny. In fact, she is utterly horrible. In this popular Dahl story, George creates a magical, marvellous medicine that he hopes will cure his grandma of her horrible habits once and for all.
David Walliams said ‘A true genius … Roald Dahl is my hero’.
Matilda, the heroine of this story, is also a genius but her parents think she is nothing but trouble. It seems everyone underestimates Matilda: when she starts school and discovers the truth about the headmistress – the terrifying Miss Trunchbull – Matilda also discovers that she has a very special power and she soon puts it to good use …
Children love the ghoulish humour of the horrible Twits.
Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty, not just to each other, but to everyone around them, especially the birds in their weekly bird pie. So the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch an ingenious plan to give them just the ghastly surprise they deserve!
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Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!