Sunday, December 5, 2010

Our Roald Dahl Loot

Tintin entered the Roald Dahl Reading Dahlathon and was one of the first 1,000 participants, which means that in addition to his certificate and free book, he also got an Official Reading Dahlathon Medal. For the contest he had to read three Roald Dahl books between September 1 and December 31. He was so excited about getting a medal that he finished all three books – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Magic Finger, and The Vicar of Nibbleswicke – in September.

Here's his medal:

And his new book:

The Witches: A Set of Plays
Author/illustrator: Roald Dahl/Quentin Blake

Adapted by David Wood, The Witches: A Set of Plays consists of seven short plays about a boy, his grandmother and (bear with me, I haven't had a chance to read this yet) probably some witches. Tintin has had a fascination with reading plays ever since he took acting classes 2 1/2 years ago, so I'm pretty sure he'll enjoy reading this and performing the plays with his puppets and his brother (who is also sometimes his puppet). From the back of the book: With useful tips on staging, props, and costumes, these plays are easy to perform and are sure to be great fun for everyone.

Other plays adapted from Roald Dahl books:

  • The BFG: A Set of Plays
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: A Play
  • James and the Giant Peach: A Play
  • The Twits: A Set of Plays

Thanks to Penguin Young Readers Group for the prizes and congrats to Tintin!


Grandma and Grandpa said...

Very Cute, We are impressed!
Is Corey a hand puppet or a marionette?

Brimful Curiosities said...

Wow, that's so neat! The medal is awesome.