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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

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My kids recently discovered the joys of Fantastic Mr. Fox.  I read it many years ago when I was a kid and absolutely loved it!  305 more words

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CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists 2017

We’re back after our brief half-term hiatus and we’re ready to enjoy the second half of this spring term- there’s lots to look forward to! 940 more words

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Several Quentin Blake Illustrations and Their Respective #Moods

At its best, art taps into the soul’s inexpressible longings. It transcends language, expressing through color and form the subtler emotions which defy discrete categorization. In this new series, I will explore how art articulates the Big Freakin’ Moods which so define everyday life. 505 more words

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Quentin and Roald

I’ve always loved Quentin Blake’s illustrations for Roald Dahl’s children’s books. They are the way we see these stories: the two men are joined together in the same way as A.A. 205 more words

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Dahl, the Champion of the World

2016 marked 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – the world’s number one storyteller.

Roald Dahl is one of the most popular children’s authors to have graced the earth in the 20th century. 729 more words

Quentin Blake's Tell Me a Picture

In my recent review of Laura Carlin’s Ceramics I was remided of an exhibition curated by the then Children’s Laureate Quentin Blake at the National gallery in 2001. 774 more words

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BOOK REVIEW: The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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The story arc of “The Enormous Crocodile” is a familiar one. It’s a variation on a theme seen in “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Three Little Pigs” to name a couple of well-known examples. 261 more words

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