Today, Roald Dahl would have been 95. Dahl was one of my favorite authors as a kid. I remember when the book order catalogs would be passed out in class, I would have to ask my parents for any book of his that was listed. I think I had them all.
My love for his works began in the third grade. My teacher, Ms. K, read out loud to our class quite frequently. Her reading to us is one of my fondest memories from elementary school. She read us The BFG or "Big Friendly Giant." I loved the story, and after that, had to read anything else he had written. He really had a big impact on my childhood, and how much I love writing and reading. He really makes me realize how much impact my favorite childhood authors had on my life. I remember reading James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Danny the Champion of the World, The Twits, George's Marvelous Medicine, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Esio Trot, and The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. Matilda and The BFG are two of my favorite books to this day, and I hope that maybe someday my own children will love his books as well.
What is your favorite Roald Dahl book?