I remember reading The BFG when I was 7 years old, maybe 8. It was an exhilarating adventure into the world of giants and dreams and happy flatulence. I remember being so giddy at the thought that Whizzpopper bubbles went not upward but...
:) I could not stop giggling, I recall.
Roald Dahl has made the childhoods of so many children happy; I can attest to that. I once was asked whom I would choose to have dinner with, if I could choose anyone in the world at any time in history. Dahl was my choice. I like being happy, I explained. And I know Dahl as my dinner companion would recreate the feelings of innocent joy and enduring laughter I had as a child because of his works.
That said, The BFG was the first Dahl book I ever read, and it is the one I cherish most. I don't know where the copy I owned in the second grade has gone off to. Books tend to wander off like that, the good ones at least. And to that I say happy travels! May you inspire giggles in other children just like you did with me.
Roald Dahl writes for the child whois reading. All of his books are great reads. This particular one is about a girl who has befriended a great big giant. The BFG takes you on all of her escapades with the giants and how she gets in and out of trouble.
The BFG (which stands for "Big Friendly Giant") is a children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, first published in 1982. An animated film based on the book was released in 1989 with David Jason providing the voice of the BFG and Amanda Root as the voice of Sophie (a character Dahl based on his own granddaughter). The book was an expansion of a story told in Danny, the Champion of the World, an earlier Dahl book. The book won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis.
The story is about a little girl named Sophie, a name inspired by the author's granddaughter Sophie Dahl; Roald's mother was Sofie Magdalene Hesselberg Dahl. One night when Sophie couldn't fall asleep during the "witching hour", she sees a giant blowing something into the bedroom windows down the street. The giant notices her; although she tries to hide in her bed, he reaches through the window and carries her away to his home in giant country!
Fortunately for Sophie, she has been abducted by the world's only benevolent giant, the Big Friendly Giant or BFG. Operating in the strictest secrecy, the BFG catches good dreams, with help of his giant ears he can hear the dreams and its contents (which manifest themselves in misty Dream Country as floating, blob-like objects) and blows them via a trumpet-like blowpipe into the bedrooms of children. When he catches a nightmare, he explodes it, bottles it forever, or sometimes uses it to start fights among his neighboring mean ...