The BFG

 

 

Teacher:  Ms Wu

 

 

Author:       Roald Dahl

Illustrator: Quentin Blake

Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd.

 

What this book is about:

 Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant) and is whisked away to Giant Country. She is soon put at ease, as she learns that the B.F.G.’s job is to collect, catalogue and deliver pleasant dreams to children. Sophie joins the BFG during the witching hour, but when the mean giants follow them, planning to eat the children, she hatches a clever plan involving dreams and the Queen of England in order to stop the fearsome giants once and for all.

 

Why you should read it:

This story is unique, suspenseful, imaginative and full of fun. The BFG is kind, caring and incredibly thoughtful. He is smart in his own way and isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes in. The BFG uses hilarious words that will make you laugh. It is a great book for ages 10+ and it will leave you happy and laughing.

 

What you can learn from it:

 The BFG teaches many valuable life lessons. This story discusses the senselessness of violence and it also teaches bravery, kindness, compassion and empathy. It emphasizes celebrating and loving our differences.