Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!

[ 0 ] September 13, 2007 |

charcover5sMy boys just finished listening to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, written by Roald Dahl (1916-1990) and read by Eric Idle. Children’s author Roald Dahl had an incredible imagination (mixed with a little dark side) that seems to fascinate kids of all ages. My son E is especially captivated by his stories. He has listened to this unabridged version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from our local library several times already. This classic tale is about kids and adults—some are greedy, selfish, kind, generous, obnoxious and kind–who win a chance to tour an amazing chocolate and candy factory.


Last week, we finished reading Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox for the fourth time. This story is about a father fox who does everything he can to provide for his family and keep them safe from three hunters.

jamecover8sAnd then there’s James and the Giant Peach, a story of an orphaned boy who finds a new family of lively, colorful bugs as they share an adventure aboard a flying peach.

Dahl’s stories are wonderfully creative but I also find I edit out some of his dark humor when I read them to my kids. The official Roald Dahl website is filled with fun activities and creative ideas for kids.

Category: books / stories

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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