Roald Dahl Day takes place every September 13th, the celebrated birthday of one of the world’s favorite storytellers. There are celebrations happening all over the world and Jump into a Book is no different. To get started go have a look at some of these very fun activities to not only prepare for your party but have fun jumping into some of the most well known books of all time.
Next on our list of Roald Dahl Day celebrations is the Reading Relay. How many Roald Dahl books have you read so far in your life? Though he has written many fantastic stories, our favorites are Matilda, The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits,Fantastic Mr. Fox, and of course James and the Giant Peach. If you should choose to take part in this very fun reading relay, and you are one of the first 5000 people to read 3 Roald Dahl books, you have the chance of owning your very own “I’m a Revolting Reader Badge.” Good-luck, I know you can do it.
Last on our list of incredible Roald Dahl Day celebrations is the fact that James and the Giant Peach is 50 years old.
Yes, who can believe that its been half a century since James Trotter walked up to a giant peach, stepped inside and shared a magnificent adventure with a grasshopper, spider, ladybug,centipede and an earth worm. Together they weathered many a storm and changed their fortune by working together.
Since we discovered that its a big birthday for James and the Giant Peach, we’re taking part in a global peach of a party. It’s our goal to roll a giant peach all around the world so why don’t you join us and Follow that Peach! Here are the links to sending either a virtual or an actual paper peach a gram around the world.
And for those of you who love to jump into books as much as we do, the Roald Dahl Day celebration committee as put together a wonderful not to be missed book adventure called Teach the Peach. Have a really wonderful time and Happy Happy Roald Dahl Day !!!!! Oh and thank you Mr. Dahl for some wonderful years inside your books.
Today’s illustrations are all by the incredible Quentin Blake.