Yesterday Roald Dahl was born 100 years ago. He is from Wales and has written some very famous children’s books like The Twits, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Danny Champion of the World, Fantastic Mr. Fox, George’s Marvelous Medicine, Esio Trot, Going Solo etc .
A lot of these books have been made into very successful films. Roald Dahl died in 1990.
Roald Dahl invented hundreds of new words found in his books, from words that describe things to words that are names of characters like Oompa-Loompas to whizzpopping, and from humplecrimp to whangdoodle. The BFG holds up a bottle of frobscottle, that says if you drink alot of this green fizzy drink you will end up whizpopping.
To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Roald Dahl, we looked at his books, recorded when they were first published and coloured in pictures of his fictional characters. We also read some of George’s Marvelous Medicine. Quentin Blake worked along side Roald Dahl illustrating his books.