Roald Dahl's The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
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The Big Friendly Giant visits children's windows each night and sends them pleasant dreams; his other job is to catch the bad dreams out there and bottle them up so they don't frighten children, as well as prevent the evil giants from eating children! A lonely girl, Sophie, is one day whisked away from here dreary orphange by the BFG to help him with his task. Thereafter the plot thickens and in the end the two must enlist the help of the Queen of England to make all well again.
This is a wonderful show. Made in the UK, the only difference I can see from the usual Disney fodder is that Big Friendly Giant is not nearly as loud, yet it captivated my child throughout, the songs sent her into peals of laughter. As far as I can tell this tape has not been dubbed or the voices altered in any way for the American market (a la Bob the Builder, Brambly Hedge, etc.)
I also recommend (based on my child's response): William's Wish Wellingtons, Noddy, Old Bear Stories, Rupert and the Runaway Dragon, Postman Pat, Brum and the Baby Carriage, The Secret of Roan Inish, The Borrowers, Thomas the Tank Engine, the Princess and the Goblin.
Do you now where dreams come from? Imagination, mind, giants and trumpets, I know its all odd. When little, brave, and smart Sophie looks out her window what does she see?
Have you ever scared a queen right out of her socks?That is exactly what little Sophie does with her friend the BFG! What kind of power do they need?
Snozzcumbers? Frobscottle? Whizzpopers? The flesh Lumpeader? What are all these objects anyway? Where do dreams come from too?
The Bloodbottler is attacking! What are they going to use the BFGs power or sophies big brains or both .Maybe the Bloodbottler is a little numb.What is a bloodbottler who is he?
So what exactly are all these extraordinary things? In this fantasy by Roald Dahl , just about anything could happen.
I would recomend this book to anyone who likes exciting and funfilled books and if you are in to total mystery and excitment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My young granddaughter loved this movie. It is one she will watch over and over!Published 4 months ago by NanaJudith
It's a fun, funny movie that follows pretty closely with the book. My third graders love it every year.Published 7 months ago by Kaaron Burkhart
This is a pretty good depiction of the story, but is much more scary than the book. My seven year old granddaughter loved the book, but was not happy with this animated versionPublished 10 months ago by Laurel Gaskill