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A picture book guide to growing up the Roald Dahl way
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2022
A joyful celebration of the great Roald Dahl’s playful spirit and his belief that childhood with all its marvellousness and mischievousness is a time to relish. Quentin Blake’s fabulous illustrations join Dahl’s encouraging phases into a book that abound with appeal to young and old.
A message from Quentin Blake; In the days when I was illustrating his books, I came to know Roald Dahl well, and so I have a sense of how much he must have enjoyed inventing the phrase “never grow up, always down”. Of course, first of all it’s a joke with words, but it means more than that – even if you get bigger and more important, you still have to keep lively and imaginative. That is what this book is about, and I am sure it’s just the sort of thing that Roald would have approved of. I hope he would have liked the drawings too.
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A brand new picture book inspired by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.
It's rotten when you're very small, You hardly get a say at all. It's No! and Quiet! and That's enough! By golly, life - it can be tough . . .
Inspired by the work of the world's number 1 storyteller, this picture book is a guide to growing up the Roald Dahl way, with gloriumptious illustrations by Quentin Blake.
A celebration of all the tremendous things children have in store - from adventure to inventions, chocolate cakes to rhino poo - along with a reminder that the very best grown ups are those who hold on tight to the chiddler inside.
|Publication date:||9th June 2022|
|Publisher:||Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK|
|Year Groups:||Early Years|
|Topics:||Family / Home Stories, Funny|
Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son. He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire. Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was &...More About Roald Dahl