A Roald Dahl giveaway

The Twits Roald Dahl beard bookOne of the joys of having children is that I can re-read my favourite books…..with them of course. Reliving my childhood again. I loved the Roald Dahl books. I worked through all the ones available in our local library, when I was around their age. Not all had been written by then.  In the case of Roald Dahl’s “The Twits” I read it for the first time with my children.

The Twits Roald Dahl beardsThe description of the delightful pair is brilliant. The Twits, I mean. Not my models.

The whole book is deliciously wonderful. Who can forget Mr Twit’s beard? Catching bits of food. Or Mrs Twit popping her glass eye out. I know my children revelled in the descriptions. And giggled, of course.

The Twits Roald Dahl beard egg

September 13th was #RoaldDahlDay. If like me you missed it, never fear the whole of September is up for a whole lot of Dahl fun. Culminating in Dahlicious Dress Up Day for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity with a very special LIVE webcast all about Roald Dahl.

The Twits Roald Dahl beard fishWe may have missed the day, but we couldn’t resist making a beard or two.

The Twits Roald Dahl beard fish 2Fortunately, two of the family were willing to model them for me. After I promised not to wear one of the beards to pick them up from school, or to an upcoming school tour. Spoil sports, I say, but a deal is a deal.

The Twits Roald Dahl beard hairband

After trying the beards on all the members of the family, they suit the one person who already has a beard. So instead, it might just be used as a hair band.

Roald Dahl The Twits hairy beard and stinky bookNow for the good news. Penguin Random House has supplied me with two copies of the Twits, including the new hairy one, to give away to two of my readers. How cool is that? Along with some papery crafting bits and pieces so you too can make a beard.

Roald Dahl The Twits hairy beard and stinky book insideOne book has a hairy beard on the front cover. The other has a set of scratch and sniff stickers which could be added to the beard, or wherever you want. In the interest of research, we tested out the stickers in our copy and I can confirm that these are truly, awful, smelling stickers.

So how can you win one of  these books? I’m going to keep it simple. Just leave a comment, on this post, to tell me which was your favourite Roald Dahl book. If you don’t have one, then just tell me what the weather is like with you. Don’t forget to leave contact details. Just as long as you do it before the end of Thursday 24th September (7pm). Open to all, wherever you hail from.

If you share this giveaway either on Twitter or blog about it, I’ll add you in for one more chance. Don’t forget to let me know. There will be two winners. One book each.

Now closed.

Winners are:

Yvonne GrahamMy favourite is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Emma HowardI loved George’s Marvellous Medicine!

Emails will be on their way.

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40 thoughts on “A Roald Dahl giveaway

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 9:09 am
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    My favourite Roald Dahl book is a toss up between Matllda and James and the Giant Peach but Matilda just gets the favourite

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 9:17 am
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    My favourite Roald Dahl book has to be Matilda!

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 9:21 am
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    It has to be Charlie & the chocolate factory

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 9:24 am
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    I Loved Matilda!!!! Its Amazing!

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 9:30 am
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    😛 love The Twits

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 9:38 am
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    I love matilda and so do my children. I live in Bristol and it is a sunny day today (Sunday), but alas we certainly get our share of rain!! Can’t complain though, my roses love it.

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 9:41 am
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    O my goodness: so many have been important to me (for a year I was half-convinced that my violet-eyed teacher was a witch). But my favourite is “Matilda”. It was my 8th birthday, and it was one of the presents. I started reading it, and didn’t move for two hours. A book had never done that for me before. It changed my life.

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 9:41 am
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    matilda is my fav

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 9:44 am
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    My favourite is Danny Champion of the World. There’s no magic here, just a boy and his dad trying to make it in the world.

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 10:08 am
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    My favourite Roald Dahl book is Matilda. As a child I loved the fact the main character was a girl. I also really liked the fab characters Roadl Dahl created in the story – Miss Honey and even Miss Trunchbull!

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 11:12 am
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    Love the BFG.

    Have also shared on twitter.

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 11:15 am
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    james and the giant peach

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 2:09 pm
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    Difficult choice, I hover between the BFG and Matilda! Probably the BFG by a whisker.

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 3:19 pm
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    My favourite is Matilda.

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 3:53 pm
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    James and the giant peach x

  • Sunday 20 September, 2015 at 9:10 pm
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    My favourite Roald Dahl book is The Twits! I work in a library and I am actually using the twits in our children’s book club for the December read! So I am coming up with activities and I just adore those beards!! I would love to win a copy as it has been a long time since I have had one. I am waking up to a beautiful sunny day…crystal clear blue sky..my favourite.
    P.S I have retweeted @mybookburrrow and will be blogging in a few days…stay tuned!

  • Monday 21 September, 2015 at 12:59 pm
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    The first Roald Dahl book I read Was the BFG and it’s stayed my favourite

  • Monday 21 September, 2015 at 3:24 pm
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    ooh so many! i would say James & the giant peach.

  • Monday 21 September, 2015 at 5:54 pm
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    Matilda has always been a favourite of mine

  • Monday 21 September, 2015 at 6:19 pm
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    A toss-up between The Witches & George’s Marvellous Medicine.

  • Monday 21 September, 2015 at 7:46 pm
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    I love the spider in James and the Giant Peach

  • Monday 21 September, 2015 at 8:32 pm
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    My favourite is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 🙂

  • Monday 21 September, 2015 at 8:49 pm
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    Charlie & the chocolate factory.

  • Tuesday 22 September, 2015 at 8:57 pm
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    I love Matilda (but my 5 year old prefers the Twits)

  • Tuesday 22 September, 2015 at 9:03 pm
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    Bfg

  • Tuesday 22 September, 2015 at 9:58 pm
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    I love “James and the Giant Peach” it has such amazing characters, some quite scary situations, it’s an amazing read at any age.

  • Tuesday 22 September, 2015 at 10:06 pm
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    We love esio trot

  • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 9:42 am
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    I loved George’s Marvellous Medicine!

  • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 1:44 pm
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    Matilda is my favorite

  • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 7:00 pm
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    I absolutely loved Danny the champion of the world, i’m so looking forward to my sons reading it at some point

  • Thursday 24 September, 2015 at 6:20 am
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    The Witches was my fave book, after reading it when I was about 7, I was convinced my eldery neighbour was a witch

  • Thursday 24 September, 2015 at 8:46 am
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    Danny the champion of the world was my favourite when I was younger.

  • Thursday 24 September, 2015 at 10:29 am
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    I do like The Twits but also Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Thursday 24 September, 2015 at 10:33 am
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    my fav book is the witches 🙂

  • Thursday 24 September, 2015 at 12:20 pm
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    charlie and the chocolate factory

  • Thursday 24 September, 2015 at 1:38 pm
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    Has to be the witches!

  • Thursday 24 September, 2015 at 4:25 pm
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    Brilliant, I love Roald Dahl! My favourite has always been George’s Marvellous Medicine 🙂

  • Thursday 24 September, 2015 at 5:11 pm
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    The Twits was always my favourite, and I used love his Revolting Rhymes as well

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