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The BFG by Roald Dahl

Monday, August 8, 2016

Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching 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, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the BFG-she would have soon become breakfast. 
When Sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off in England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Goodreads Summary

I loved this book as a child and still love it as an adult (well, mostly an adult).  The illustrations are adorable and I love how they appear hastily sketched.  Those sketches remind me of childhood which, for me, was lovely.  Sophie accidentally catches sight of the BFG performing his dreaming duties so he feels he must take her back with him to giant country where danger awaits.  

Sophie's character was adorable.  She really brought the BFG out of his shell.  The BFG's goofy use of the English language is one of the best part's of the book. The author is so inventive to combine and mish-mash so many words together.  The cadence of his speech adds to the novel, too.  I liked the descriptions of the giants and giant country.  The additions of the Queen of England and little details like the drink that makes you gassy make the book forever memorable.  Overall, this is a wonderful read for children of all ages.

5 Stars

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