Today is a gloriumptious and wondercrump day.
Celebrating the author’s 102nd birthday may seem frothbuggling and leave some people biffsquiggled, but true fans of the national trasure will know he would have appreciated it with much churgling.
Almost 30 years after his death in 1990, Roald Dahl’s work continues to spread joy, illuminate, educate and enchant and, most importantly, keep people young and and old reading.
Katie Piper is the face of today’s Amazon celebrations and says: “I’ve loved Dahl’s work ever since I was a child and my eldest loves his gobblefunk-filled books and riddles just as much as I do.”
Piper is tweeting cunning clues throughout the day which will give clever sleuths a chance to win a shiny gold new Amazon Kindle Oasis.
She added: “What better way to celebrate the anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birthday than with a Golden Kindle Oasis giveaway, inspired by one of the nation’s favourite tales?”
Scroll down for the Top Ten best Roald Dahl quotes chosen by UK readers. Guess which order British fans have ranked his legendary books?
For your chance to win one of the five Amazon Gold Kindles follow Katie Piper on Twitter at @KatiePiper_ and comment on her post with the correct answer to the riddle.
Top Ten Roald Dahl Quotes:
‘I’ll swish you to a swazzle!’ she shouted. ‘I’ll swash you to a swizzle! I’ll gnash you to a gnozzle! I’ll gnosh you to a gnazzle!’ – The Twits
‘So give me a bug and a jumping flea. Give me two snails and lizards three. And a slimy squiggler from the sea’ – George’s Marvellous Medicine
‘Hornswogglers and snozzwangers and those terrible wicked whangdoodles’ – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
‘Catasterous!’ cried the BFG. ‘Upgoing bubbles is a catasterous disastrophe!’ – The BFG
‘Boggis and Bunce and Bean. One fat, one short, one lean. These horrible crooks, so different in looks, were none the less equally mean’ – Fantastic Mr Fox
‘It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like so long as somebody loves you.’ – The Witches
I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile, because it’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.’ – Danny Champion of the World
‘Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.’ – Matilda
‘If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely’ – The Magic Finger
‘The matter with human beans,’ the BFG went on, ‘is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.” – The BFG
TOP TEN ROALD DAHL E-BOOKS AS CHOSEN BY UK READERS:
1 Fantastic Mr. Fox
3 The Witches
4 Danny the Champion of the World
5 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
6 James and the Giant Peach
7 George’s Marvellous Medicine
8 The Twits
9 The Magic Finger
10 The BFG