Roald Dahl

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By Judith Harries

Original article published 9 September 2016

Roald Dahl Day takes place on 13 September every year and marks the anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl’s, an author who has been read by most children on the planet and has been translated into 58 different languages. He wrote 39 books for children and adults, creating many ‘gloriump-tious’ characters such as Charlie Bucket, Matilda Wormwood, The Twits and the BFG. To celebrate his birthday why not try out some fantastic Dahl-themed activities.

Revolting Rhymes

Join in with the worldwide celebrations of this iconic author on September 13th. Share some of his stories and characters with the children. Revolting Rhymes , The Enormous Crocodile and The Giraffe, and the Pelly and Me are especially good for younger readers.

Go to the Roald Dahl website and learn about his life, stories and all the special events planned this year.

Organise your own Dahl Day

Invite parents and carers to attend and ask them to bring in any copies of his books that they would like to share. Try some of these activities during the day:

  • Ask children and grown ups to dress up as their favourite character from the stories. Let them show off their outfits at the Daringly Dahl Dressing-up Parade.
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