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Book Review: The BFG by Roald Dahl

I’m thrilled to officially introduce you to my superhero son, Matt. He’s been part of this blog since it’s beginning with kids crafts, and a craft video as well. He’s my little bookworm and I’m happy to have him sharing reviews each month for some of his favorite books. I’m going to let him take it away…

Today my dad asked me what makes me happy. I said, “Well, a good book always cheers me up.” Then my dad had a great idea. Why not write book reviews for my mom’s blog since I love reading so much. I thought it was a great idea and decided to get started. I just had to think of what book I would choose to review. It was hard to choose just one!

The BFG by Roald Dahl Book Review

Book Review: The BFG by Roald Dahl

I am going to review one of my favorites, The BFG. This book is a Roald Dahl classic. This book features a giant called, the BFG, who snatches up a little girl named Sophie. Together Sophie and the BFG, which stands for the “big friendly giant”, go on an adventure filled with angry 50-foot tall man eating giants, the Queen of England, and the place where dreams are made, literally.

My eight-year-old sister has recently read this book. Here is a little interview I had with her:

Warning this part contains spoilers! 

Me: What do think the best part of the book was?
Lucy: When Sophie bravely stabbed a giant in the foot, when they went to collect the dreams so they could give them to the children of the world, and when Sophie awoke in the witching hour.

Me: What was the scariest part of the book for you?
Lucy: For me the scariest part was when I found out that the giants loved to eat people and leave their bones in their beds.

Me: What age group do you think this book is appropriate for and why?
Lucy: It’s a great book for kids about 8 and older. It’s a great book for that age group because the BFG isn’t educated and talks with made up words sometimes.

I think that this book is a great book for kids filled with adventure and fun. That is the conclusion to my book review on The BFG. Remember I will be doing one of these every month. So long for now, see you soon.


  1. My kids all LOVE this book!
    My six year old got it for his birthday last year and we read it as a family and now he has taken it to school so his teacher can read it to the class!

  2. Great post and review Matt!! I love this idea and can’t wait to read next month’s! Roald Dahl is my all time favorite author and I am really looking forward to my kids being old enough to love his books as well.

  3. This was one of my favorite books growing up!! I loved seeing it on here today!

  4. This is AWESOME!!! I have little bitty boys and I only hope that they have the love of reading that I do and that you have instilled in your children.

    Matt, you did an excellent job and I hope this is the start of many great things for you! Kudos!

  5. I loved this review! Roald Dahl is an awesome author and BFG is a favorite. I can’t wait to hear which book you’ll review next. You probably have hundreds… possibly thousands to choose from! :)

  6. great job, matt! I remember loving that book myself when I was a kid. I’m sure Cate will love reading your book reviews every month, too!

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