Archive for the ‘Roald Dahl’ Category

Esio Trot

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Esio Trot – tortoise spelled backwards yet another silly book by Dahl. – This book is about a man who is in love with a lady who lives below him. He decides to help the lady get her tortoise to grow by saying esio trot to him everyday. The man had gone out and bought hundreds of tortoises and changes the tortoise everyday to one just a tiny bit larger. One day the tortoise will no longer fit in his house, so the lady wants him to lose some weight. Meanwhile the man and lady have become friends and are looking to get married.

The Twits

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

The Twits – silly book by Dahl – This book is about a mean husband and wife. The husband is trying to get rid of some birds from the tree and tries to glue them on there. These monkeys warn the birds, and this makes the husband mad. The husband then decides to glue the birds to the house, but the monkeys warn the birds again. The husband and wife go away for the day, and the monkeys decide to get even with them. The birds help the monkeys glue everything in the house to the ceilings. When the people come home they think they are upside down, so they hang upside down to sit down.

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke – another quick read by Dahl – This book is about a young man who moves to town to be the new pastor at the church. He gets really nervous and says his words backwords. He learns that if he walks backwards everything comes out ok.

George’s Marvelous Medicine

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

George’s Marvelous Medicine – quick read by Dahl – This book is about a little boy who makes some special medicine for his medicine. She is a really mean old lady, and he just wants to make her nice (or get even). The grandmother grows really tall and skinny. When his parents come home from the store they are so upset. George has to make the medicine again only this time it makes his grandmother shrink.

Matilda – 37

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Matilda – By Dahl – We will do this author study again next year. The kids got to choose which book they wanted to read from Matilda, Charlie and Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and The BFG. Matilda is about this very smart girl who really likes her teacher but hates her parents. She has magically powers that scares off the mean head mistress at the school. Her parents are leaving town because her father buys stolen car parts and rips people off.