Five Stars To James And The Giant Peach

by sjbgilmour


I read this ages ago when I was a kid. Back then, I didn’t really appreciate the poetry, rhythm, and meter of Dahl’s writing. Now I’m a dad reading re-reading this tale decades later, only this time, I’m doing so aloud to my four year-old daughter at bed-time.

She’s loving it. Reading it out loud is a breeze, and putting Dahl’s inflections of his characters’ into their conversations is a hoot.

Get this book and read it. If you have kids, read it to them, but you don’t need youngsters to enjoy Dahl’s writing. There’s a reason his work has endured and is considered classic by so many. Brilliant!