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Munchkin is an avid reader.

He brings a book home from school every day; he’ll read to anyone who will sit still long enough to listen, he’ll read to me whilst I’m cooking dinner, he reads in bed. He can’t get enough.

We are members of our local library – and over the summer we have taken part in the summer reading challenge. As libraries are celebrating 100 years since Roald Dahl was born, it is called ‘The Big Friendly Read’. Children receive a little pack that contains a reading log and need to read at least six books.

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Then as they read and return books they are rewarded with scratch and sniff cards, a book mark, goofy glasses and finally, on completion of book 6, a certificate.

We have been reading the ‘BFG’ together. And today I found Munchkin on my bed, eagerly reading on without me.

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It is such a wonderful story; Roald Dahl tackles some dark topics with his usual brand of magical words – and with the help of Quentin Blake’s beautiful illustrations, manages to paint very powerful mental images. Beginning with Sophie (an orphan) being snatched from her bed, the BFG’s crazy diet, a meeting with the Queen and ending with acting on a grand plan. Ultimately it is a story of hope and good triumphing when people work together. And it’s enthralling!

The book contains a BFG quiz and you can learn how to draw the BFG. The book also  features a new cover to coincides with the release of the new major motion film.

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Once we finish the book together, we will definitely be heading to the cinema to watch!

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