Roald Dahl Day

The 13th September is Roald Dahl Day. This post was meant to be a reblog but technology defied me. There was no way WordPress Reader was going to share a Blogger post that was over a year old. Instead, I’d like to thank Debbie for alerting me to its existence. I was going to reblog this post of hers, which talks about how her family celebrated 100 years since Roald Dahl’s birth.

Roald Dahl Books

Photo credit: weesen via / CC BY-NC

I hadn’t realised that Mr Dahl would have been 100 last year or even that there was such a thing as Roald Dahl Day. According to, 13th September was his birthday and people are invited to join in with a range of events around that date.

I have been trying to decide which Roald Dahl book I like the most. Those that are most memorable to me are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Danny, Champion of the World and The BFG. I also think Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is underrated; I love the idea of a lift that with an Up and Out button and the ability to travel anywhere.

What is your favourite Roald Dahl book? Are you taking part in any Roald Dahl Day events? Please let me know in the comments.

Featured image credit: Christchurch City Libraries via / CC BY-NC-ND


5 thoughts on “Roald Dahl Day

  1. This is a lovely post, given what a huge influence this writer has… My favourite Roald Dahl book is ‘The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me’. I love the first person pov which isn’t that usual in picture books and the quirkiness of the story – and the illustrations are a joy. There isn’t that sharp edge of cruelty that underlies a lot of his other books, either.

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