Wednesday, December 23, 2015


17242190Goodreads Synopsis:    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!

My Thoughts:

-    This is a very charming and endearing book! I loved sharing it with my 5 year old daughter.

-    This was really fun to read aloud. It was fun to say all the funny different words and speak for the BFG.

-    The illustrations are awesome! I love Dahl and Quentin Blake together. These books would be incomplete without Blake's fun and whimsical illustrations.

-    Despite the story being short, it is filled with wonder and imagination. Roald Dahl is a master storyteller.

-    I look forward to sharing more Roald Dahl and his delightful stories with my daughter!

Right after finishing the book, I asked Gnome what she thought, and these were her comments. Warning! There are spoilers!

Gnome's Thoughts:

-    I liked how they captured the giants.

-    My favorite part was when the giant was given a nightmare.

-    I liked how the BFG talked funny.

-    I liked when they fed the giants snozzcumbers.

-    The BFG was funny.


  1. I've never read a Dahl book. I need to, I know. I wonder if I'd like them.

  2. Awesome! I need to read this one. I found out the other day that my non reading husband has even read this one.

  3. I've never read a Dahl book either. Clearly this needs remedied! I've seen this one out and about, perhaps I should try it...