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James and the Giant Peach

Just like Courtney and her boys, my girls and I have graduated to a new type of bed time story. Longer format books are slowly replacing shorter, illustrated books (although I’m sure a few firm favourites will remain). We are now reading chapter books! One of our recent reads was James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, a classic. It is so fun to read, with just the right amount of illustrations by Quentin Blake to help explain the more difficult ideas and nice, short chapters. Next on the list, Fantastic Mr Fox and then maybe Little House on the Prairie? (Does that still appeal to girls in 2011? I hope so!)

-Emilie


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Esther in Amsterdam
October 5, 2011

My kids love chapter books and so do I! We all find it difficult to stop reading — my kids beg me for another chapter and I often give in because I’m curious to find out what’s happening next! xxx


October 6, 2011

Really love the book and my daughter loves it too.. Really grateful I bought my copy last week.


Courtney in London
October 6, 2011

This is SUCH a great book. I remember reading it when I was a child. Actually ALL of the Roald Dahl books are the best. The BFG, Matilda, Danny the Champion of the World, etc.
P.S. I also remember reading Little House on the Prarie and loved it. I think it definitely appeals to girls now. Right?


steph
October 6, 2011

We are on a Roald Dahl binge. We have read Fantastic Mr. Fox, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach and The Witches. We are currently reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory right now and will follow up with Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Dahl wrote wonderful children’s books.


Kate
October 6, 2011

I LOVE Roald Dahl. I was the centapede in James and the Giant peach when I was in 4th grade. I can’t wait to share this story with my kids in a few years (4, 3, 8months). Just thinking about his stories make me smile!


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kay
October 19, 2013

Love Roald Dahl books . There the best!!!!!!!


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