There is a great Roald Dahl website which you can access by clicking on the link here, or by searching in the links to the right of the main body of this blog post.
The website is fully interactive and has sound and flash animation to make it more appealing to children, as well as all the usual activities, promotions, reviews and such like that you would expect.
There is a section of the site entitled ‘Treats’ which allows your child to play games, test their knowledge, and send virtual postcards by e-mails to their friends.
Your child can sign up to the website to receive news, information and updates regarding the site and new material or activities.
You can search for the individual books if you want to find more information, including whether there has been an audio book, play script, CD or DVD adaptation of the work.
There are also links to other sites relating to Roald Dahl including the archive of last year’s big event for Roald Dahl day in which the thirty year anniversary of the publication of the BFG was celebrated, and schools in the UK dressed up as Dahl’s characters, raising money for charity in the process.
There is also a link to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, which received significant funding and press coverage last year when they raised the money to buy the shed that Dahl wrote all his books in, and which is now available for visitors to view.
The Museum is based in Great Missenden, the village where Dahl lived and wrote his books for thirty years. It is aimed at children between six and twelve years old and has a huge variety of activities and events throughout the year, all of which are advertised on their website.
There is also a Roald Dahl children’s gallery in Aylesbury, which uses Dahl’s books and Quentin Blake’s illustrations to guide you round some of the museum’s collection.