Much loved childrenís short story writer Roald Dahl may have died in 1990, but his many tales including James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory still live on, and are as popular as the day he first wrote them. Licences to produce childrenís products based on his many characters have been granted to companies like Winning Moves who make several different board games as well as a Roald Dahl version of the ever popular Top Trumps.
Puzzle maker Gibsons have created a series of Roald Dahl jigsaws on many Dahl stories including The BFG. What young fan of this prolific author hasnít wanted to own an Enormous Crocodile hand puppet made by Rainbow Designs, to frighten their friends with its terrifying, but completely harmless soft teeth!
Other kids love to dress up as famous Dahl characters like Willy Wonka or even as Oompa Loompa in a range of role play outfits. These costumes are great for themed birthday parties or even to wear at school book weeks. Green Board Games even make a Roald Dahl version of their popular Brainbox brain challenge games. Identify as many characters as you can from the brief descriptions, and you could win!
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