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Phizz-Whizzing Collection: 15 Fantastic Stories Paperback – Box set, March, 2010

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Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After boarding school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Group; 1st edition (March 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140926526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140926521
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love that so many of Roald Dahl's books are included in this collection, which I purchased as a gift for my niece and nephew. Visiting them recently, however, I saw that the quality of these paperbacks is kind of flimsy. I was hoping for a little thicker binding I guess, as a set like this should be meant to last a few years. They're the type of book that get tons of creases after one reading.
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This review of Roald Dahl books is a departure from my reviews of classical recordings. The Roald Dahl children's books have been one of my great loves even as a grown-up and so I would like to do a review of his works.

This slipcased edition is a wonderful collection of his children's novels. Although each book is unique, this collected edition allows us to traverse through Dahl's writing over his 27 years of writing children's books to see how his style developed. We can also know more about the various connecting threads between the disparate stories. Interestingly this box doesn't include the poetry collections, The Minpins or The Vicar of Nibbleswicke.

Taking his children's works as a set you can get a better idea of how Dahl mixes the naughty and nice elements of his stories through constant running themes. The naughty elements of despicable characters and disgusting appearances are counterbalanced with the nice elements of fantasy, weird and wonderful characters, and meaningful relationships between children and grown-ups. I also find it interesting that Dahl touches on adult themes such as loneliness.

I like to think how the baddies are mostly cut from the same cloth. They are enormous and they look disgusting. The aunts from James and the Giant Peach, the farmers from Fantastic Mr. Fox, Miss Trunchbull, the witches and the nine child-eating giants are all drawn in a similar repulsive way, even with their unique characteristics in each book.

Beneath the facade of baddies and the fantastic settings of the stories, there are some interesting themes that run throughout the Dahl novels.

I am struck by the many positive relationships between child characters and grown-ups. We see it almost immediately in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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My daughter is an excellent reader but never wanted to read a book twice until discovering these books. She even copied the covers and decorated her room with them. They are playful and kind, and completely relates to her 3rd grade way of thinking in the world.
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I read and loved these books 40 years ago. I gave this set to my seven-year-old this past Christmas and he devoured them. He goes away and reads new books, but he keeps coming back to these. I suspect he'll be re-reading them for years. BTW, they are paperback, and the paper is not the thickest, so they won't last forever, but they'll last long enough.
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I love this collection of books and I got a great price on them on Amazon! Great reading material for my younger students! Love, Love, Love!
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Roald Dahl tells great, entertaining stories that hit right at the heart of a kids funny bone. I read most of these as a kid myself and I've enjoyed reading them with my kids. This is a nice set that has the best known books by Roald Dahl as well as some I haven't heard of. The box is a nice plus, stores the books well together on a shelf, although it is a tight fit to get one back in once you've pulled it out. If you like Roald Dahl, this is a good buy.
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My husband has been reading these to our 5 yr old daughter. I got him hooked by insisting he read Danny Champion of the World. Now he is working his way through the entire collection. One good point is that these books are modern enough that he doesn't spend a lot of time explaining things that are archaic. They are such a hit with him that I am having trouble getting him to read any other of the very fine chapter books I have laid in. Oh, and our daughter likes them, too.
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Task set 1 book a week over summer. I know it won't be enough but it's a great start.
Love the fact that kids still love to handle books.
15 great stories in 1 place. Quality is good enough.
They will get read and then passed around friend's kids.
I wouldn't expect them to be museum quality but if they can last several kids of the right age group then they will have been a great investment.
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