It’s Roald Dahl day today (Sept 13th), and there’s a lot to celebrate. Throughout the month of September, the life of the fantastic author is commemorated; and this year even more so as he would have been 100 years old.
Dahl continues to play a huge part in children’s lives even today.
Dahl Day 2016
Schools that have signed up to take part will be tuning in to watch the biggest show of the year! A production of the hit musical Matilda will be broadcast from The Cambridge Theatre.
In addition, Quentin Blake will be holding a drawing tutorial and will show kids how to bring their favourite characters to life.
They’ll also be behind the scenes footage of Steven Spielberg’s summer blockbuster ‘The BFG’.
I (as so many others) have grown up with Roald Dahl books and have loved seeing some of them being brought to life on the big screen. From ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’, ‘James And The Giant Peach’, ‘Matilda’ to the recent remake of the 1989 film ‘The BFG‘, it’s impossible to choose a favourite.
There are some books however that haven’t been made into films (not yet anyway). I took a look at why this is the case, though I can’t see why these won’t be created anytime soon.
Here’s just a few of them
‘The Enormous Crocodile’ – 1978
Who could forget the story of the greedy croc? This was the first book Roald wrote for younger children and is one of the first books that was read to me as a child. Although it’s been made into a TV series, we reckon this would make an awesome animation.
‘The Twits’ – 1980
Rumoured to have been made into a film by Vanguard Animation, I’m still patiently waiting for the nastiest people in the world to make their movie debut.
‘George’s Marvellous Medicines’ – 1981
Rik Mayall read this story for the BBC’s Jackanory programme, one of the most memorable readings on the show. How fun would it be to see George’s nasty old grandma being taught a lesson.
What’s your favourite Roald Dahl book? Comment below and let us know