The BFG

by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0141301058 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingk00kaburrawing of San Jose, California USA on 5/8/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by wingk00kaburrawing from San Jose, California USA on Sunday, May 08, 2005
Amazon: Evidently not even Roald Dahl could resist the acronym craze of the early eighties. BFG? Bellowing ferret-faced golfer? Backstabbing fairy godmother? Oh, oh ... Big Friendly Giant! This BFG doesn't seem all that F at first as he creeps down a London street, snatches little Sophie out of her bed, and bounds away with her to giant land. And he's not really all that B when compared with his evil, carnivorous brethren, who bully him for being such an oddball runt. After all, he eats only disgusting snozzcumbers, and while the other Gs are snacking on little boys and girls, he's blowing happy dreams in through their windows. What kind of way is that for a G to behave?

The BFG is one of Dahl's most lovable character creations. Whether galloping off with Sophie nestled into the soft skin of his ear to capture dreams as though they were exotic butterflies; speaking his delightful, jumbled, squib-fangled patois; or whizzpopping for the Queen, he leaves an indelible impression of bigheartedness.

Journal Entry 2 by wingk00kaburrawing from San Jose, California USA on Saturday, July 15, 2006
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is such an adorable story. I first heard it when it was read outloud to me by my third-grade teacher and I was hooked. The BFG is one of the best-hearted characters I can recall coming across - he is gentle, kind, soft-hearted, and generous. For example, all the other giants eat humans, a thought he cannot stomach. He also doesn't want to steal food from peoples' gardens (he'd have to steal a ton to make even one meal, he's so big!) so he forces himself to rely on snozzcumbers for sustenance - snozzcumbers being the foulest thing imaginable. At night he gives people dreams, hand-picking pleasant ones and tailoring dreams to just the recipient.
I adore him and his story.

Journal Entry 3 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Wednesday, June 29, 2016
I pulled this book off the shelf for my husband last night. We saw a preview of the new Disney film, directed by Steven Spielberg, on Monday night and now he wants to read the original story.

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