Friday, 9 September 2016

Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

If author Roald Dahl was still alive, he would have turned 100 next week. Can you believe that?

You probably know he’s my favourite author (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory is one of the best books I’ve ever read!) so on this 100th birthday, I plan on re-reading one of his novels—for probably the 100th time. Not. Joking.

And I’m probably going to eat some chocolate, because not only did Roald Dahl write a perfect (and delicious!) book about a chocolate factory, he was a self-admitted chocoholic. 

Huh, no wonder his description of chocolate is so great in the book!

Obviously, I’m not the only one who will be celebrating next week. This year will see the biggest ever GLOBAL celebration of Roald Dahl’s birthday—we’re even going to do some things in class, like watch the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie (those Oompa Loompas make me laugh so hard), and create our own Willy Wonka creations in art. If you (or your teacher) wants “in” on the official party pack, you can register here. I sure hope my teacher has registered!

It’s sad to think that there will never be any NEW Roald Dahl books, but lucky for us, there are some classic ones that can be read—and re-read—forever. What other authors can you think of (besides Dr. Seuss, of course) with that kind of impact? How will YOU celebrate the centennial Roald Dahl day? (Post a pic in the comments below and you could win one of the new Superman Duffy books!)

Gotta jet!

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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