Roald Dahl’s Beastly Brutes & Heroic Human Beans

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9781760891589

A Brilliant Press-out Paper Adventure

Roald Dahl: Illustrations by Quentin Blake

Penguin

August 2019

ISBN: 9781760891589

Imprint: Puffin

RRP: $39.99

Roald Dahl is really like the ‘gift that keeps on giving’ don’t you think? For decades thousands of children have been eating up his stories which all remain as fresh and funny as when they were first published. New generations continue to relish his often wicked humour and unforgettable characters.

This new scrumdiddlyumptious volume will further both entertain and delight readers with its focus on five of Dahl’s favourite stories with fascinating facts about many quirky or purely vile characters (think Mr and Mrs Twit!) and the superbly creative bonus of being able to create their own ‘magical mischievous’ art through the press-out pages.

It is almost too special to start on the press-outs but I’m dying to see what they will look like when done! A really cute (and sensible) addition is the envelope inside the back cover to store the pieces – good thinking!

My only dilemma really is who will be the lucky ‘golden ticket’ winner to be the recipient of my review copy – but I suspect youngest granddaughter will be the fortunate soul 😉.

This is a simply splendiferous concept book which will make the ultimate perfect gift for any existing or potential fan of Dahl’s brilliance in capturing imaginations.

With Roald Dahl Day approaching it would also make for a marvellous prize for a lucky reader if you hold an event for the celebrations or of course, one to stash away for a Christmas parcel.

Highly recommended for imaginative readers from around 8 years upwards.

Here’s an interesting little video I recently stumbled upon that provides some additional insight into Dahl.

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