Roald Dahl’s ABC

Roald Dahl’s ABC is a lovely introduction to the letters of the alphabet using the world of Roald Dahl. If you love Roald Dahl you will enjoy reading this book to your child, and sharing the creativity and imagination of Roald Dahl with them.

The alphabet letters are shown as both uppercase and lowercase on each page, with the uppercase being big and bold and the lowercase smaller in the top right corner of the page. The illustration for each letter corresponds with that letter of the alphabet, for example “A is for anteater” and “B is for brilliant books.” I liked the fact that the depictions chosen weren’t the usual ones, thus giving me the opportunity to teach new words to my children. I also enjoyed the alliteration on some letters, like “knobbly knees” or “mischievous monkeys.”

The illustrations by the well-known Quentin Blake are brightly coloured and will certainly engage young readers. The small board book is great for little hands to hold, sturdy and strong and easy to be held to read either alone or with a parent.

There is also the new Roald Dahl’s Colours if you’d like to teach your little ones colours, and don’t forget you can also look out for Roald Dahl’s Opposites and Roald Dahl’s 123. If you’re a Roald Dahl fan or you want to introduce your children to the magic of Roald Dahl, these are a great place to start.

Roald Dahl’s ABC is available from book stores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R150.

Thanks to Penguin Random House for sharing this book with my chiddlers!  

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