Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Roald Dahl Day Tomorrow

All those Roald Dahl fans out there who are planning to celebrate what would have been his 90th birthday tomorrow, might like to take a look at the official Roald Dahl Day website, in particular, the Challenge page, which offers such wonderful challenges as:

* Wear one or more items of clothing backwards.
* Drop "gobblefunk"* into your conversations (the unique language created by Roald and most commonly used by the BFG).
* Swap a Roald Dahl book with a friend.
* Talk backwards.
* Give someone a treat – Roald was a great believer in treats, whether it was a bar of chocolate or a lovely surprise.

amongst the 10 challenges ! You'll also find an activities page.

And Dahl fans may be interested in the new The Dahlmanac. This is an almanac with a difference, it's a fun-filled compendium bursting with jokes, activities, fun facts and extracts from Roald Dahl's own letters. Split into different months, following the school year from September to August, this is the perfect book for all kids to dip into and pick up a funny/extraordinary/unbelievable fact.

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For those interested in British children's book news, you might like to sign up at the Children's Books UK info website, where apparently the only information you'll need to give them is an active email address. The site also provides book reviews as well as book news, homework help, author information and rather a lot more.

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