Friday, April 10, 2009

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

This timeless classic that many will remember having read to them when they were a child is perfect for both bedtime read aloud and car travel, our family has done both, enjoying it each time. Again, Roald Dahl has the ability to capture the imagination of children and play on the powerlessness they feel in regards to their situation with adults. Dahl makes his child characters the champion by the end of the story. This story of course involves a giant peach, but along with that there are bugs transformed by magic and everyone must use their skills to survive. It’s quite the adventure and a perfect bedtime read aloud.

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