Roald Dahls’ Opposites

Roald Dahl’s Opposites is a new board book for toddlers that is a wonderful introduction to opposites for your little ones.

The book features bright and bold illustrations from Quentin Blake, who has brought to life all of the amazing creature characters from Roald Dahl’s The Enormous Crocodile. So you can look out for The Roly-Poly Bird, Muggle-Wump the monkey, Humpy Rumpy the Hippopotamus and Trunky the elephant…and the Enormous Crocodile too of course! If you’re a Roald Dahl fan you’ll also recognise the other characters from various Roald Dahl books, including the giraffe and pelican from The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, and the Roly-Poly Bird and Muggle-Wumps featured again in The Twits.

With sturdy board pages that are perfect for small hands, Roald Dahl’s Opposites will delight children with it’s fun illustrations that show examples of opposites. Such as the big elephant and little mouse, the tall giraffe and short pelican, or the heavy hippo and light frog. Learning opposites is important for children to be able to compare and describe two different things, for example outside and inside.

In addition to fun illustrations that portray the opposites well, some of the opposites also include lift the flap pages which always make reading time even more entertaining. See the Muggle-Wump jumping high then lift the flap to see the Enormous Crocodile gnashing the tree down low, or the elephant standing the right way up but lift the flap to see him holding the Enormous Crocodile upside down.

Roald Dahl’s Opposites is available from bookstores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R150. You can also check out Roald Dahl’s 123 for some awesome counting fun.

Thanks to Penguin Random House for inspiring me to share the magic of Roald Dahl with my chiddlers!  

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Heather July 30, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    This looks really good fun for the littlies! I used to read a lot of Roald Dahl long ago.

    • Reply Lisa Trollip July 30, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      I’ve been so inspired to read more Roald Dahl to my kiddies since reading this book. It’s been a lot of fun to start on this new reading journey with them.

    Leave a Reply