Today would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, can you believe it? To celebrate, S and I were delighted to be sent a copy of The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl from Carlton Books for review.

 I loved Roald Dahl as a child, and have enjoyed introducing S to some of his more tame stories as she gets older. This book is the perfect accompaniment to those stories, and a must for any Dahl fan. Authorised by the Roald Dahl estate, the 59-page book brings Dahl’s stories and characters to life, adding in details and amazing illustrations from (of course) Quentin Blake.

Roald Dahl 100

You can discover where the Oompa-Loompas came from, learn how to be a Twit and get to know all the caracters from James and the Giant Peach

As well as beautiful illustrations, fold-out sections and mini guides, the scrapbook also includes some little-known facts, anecdotes and background stories for some of  Dahl’s most famous books.

gloriumptious worlds of roald dahl

This is a proper keepsake book, with thick pages and wonderful designs. There are photos of Dahl’s writing hut where he penned his masterpieces, a mini guide to Loompaland, and even insights into what Dahl kept on his desk while writing. 

At the moment S loves to turn the pages and look at the different images; as she grows older it will be a great book to look at together as she discovers each of Dahl’s gloriumptious worlds!

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl is available from Carlton books and all good book shops.


 Thanks for reading.

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Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.

1 Comment · 16/09/2016 at 10:52

Gosh who doesn’t love Roald Dahl , I love this books

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