D is for Dahl: A gloriumptious A-Z guide to the world of Roald Dahl (Roald Dahl, compiled by Wendy Cooling, illlustrated by Quentin Blake) book, nonfiction

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Did you know that Roald Dahl loved chocolate, but never ate spaghetti? Or that he was a terrible speller? Or that he had four sisters? D is for Dahl is an A to Z collection of facts, trivia, and zany details that bring Roald Dahl and his memorable characters to life.

Filled with Quentin Blake’s illustrations plus black and white photos, each spread is exploding with information about the creator of Willie Wonka, James, and Matilda; from his family tree to the exact type of pencil he used to write his stories. Perfect for devoted fans and Dahl newcomers alike, this is a glorimptious guide to the world of Roald Dahl. (goodreads)

A book about one of my favourite authors (although I will admit I haven’t had a chance to read all of his books. Although I have read any I’ve been able to get my hands on, even if that means reading during work, which if I haven’t mentioned before, is temporarily at a library). So, this book is sort of like a mini biography of Roald Dahl. With some facts about his books tossed in. Some info on the ‘Roald Dahl Foundation.’ and just some random facts that don’t have much to do with anything. For example, did you know some bees tongues are twice as long as their bodies? and it’s put together similar to a dictionary.

So anyway, this is a book I plan on buying if I ever find it (although I probably would even if I didn’t like it). As for reading, I’ll suggest it to people that like his works. But if you’ve never heard of him or if you haven’t read any of his books, it’s probably not a book for you. That being said, what are the chances you’d pick up and decide to read this book if you’ve never heard of Roald Dahl to begin with?

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