Roald dahl Collection

Written by on September 27, 2020 in Book Club, Children's Books

These books from the collection below seem to be published in 2020. Roald Dahl passed away in 1990. I am not sure if they take form his old works and illustrate it now. Who is the author really?

Reminds me on Enid Blyton stories. She has passed on but we still seem to get new stories under her name.

These books are more expensive than other childrens books and I think it is because of the name mainly and they are good quality hard cover strong books that seem like it may weather the storms on the terrible two age of children trying to tear books. Books are illustrated true to Roald Dahl style we are use to. Illustrations similar to what we have seen in Charlie of chocolate factory but these are full colour. Quentin Blake is the illustrator and I think has illustrated most of Roald Dahl’s books.

Revolting things to touch and feel – it was a book making you feel a bit yucky as you read. I hated the end. With children having such low self confidence issues I don’t think that was necessary. Unfortunately the kids of today are overly sensitive and hope they will find it funny instead of being offended. Meant to be funny but not sure how it will be received. I wanted to give it as a gift to a smallie but just thought the child would think I think she was ugly.

Shapes – book was a nice way of introducing shapes in an abstract way and not very straighforward. Introducing circle but then mentioning the sun. Children will then associate sun with circle but it will not be mentioned straight to you face, the sun is round like circle. Then you turn the page and where the circle was cut out previously it joins with previous illustration. I think it uses more power of association.

Words – I am not sure the aim of the book. It is to just introduce the toddler to words. Book I feel a bit pricy and lacks substance. I would have to test it out on a toddler to see how well this book is received . I have used other picture word books for my children when they were toddlers and not sure how this one would have been received as there is no order in them just random pictures flying around of boy, toilet, sink etc.

About the book: Revolting things to touch and feel

What does a giant’s foot feel like? How about a rotten egg, or a bumpy crocodile?

Find out in this book that’s full of the most REVOLTING things to touch and feel!

About the book:  Shapes

Learn your shapes in this board book with BITE!

A big round sun, a whirling swirling kite and. . .
. . . sharp, pointy teeth!

Spot the shapes with Roald Dahl, in this sturdy board book with flaps – perfect for little hands to hold!

About the book:  Words

From cake and books to bugs and crocodiles!

Learn wondercrump and revolting first words with Roald Dahl, in this sturdy board book with flaps – perfect for little hands to hold!


Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to “a wonderful faraway place.” In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939, he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children’s books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died, children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years. Author website

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