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Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant who can stop them - the BFG. He's the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends forever...

BFG Reviews | Toppsta

  • ISBN: 9780141332161
  • Pub Date: 3rd June 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Format: Other
  • Number of Pages: 224

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15th June '18
I read it to TRSlow aged 7 aged 7 & to LSlow aged 2 aged 2
BFG 9780141332161
5 stars
A classic story that I read growing up that I wanted to share with my children. They loved the story about how the little girl met the big giant, they were very pleased to hear it was a nice giant for a change. Loved the book and now they want to watch the movie of it! 
20th September '18
I read it myself (an adult)
BFG 9780141332161
5 stars
The story begins at Sophie's window in the dead of night. Sophie, the lonely orphan, lies in her bed, cold and tired trying to go to sleep. But one ray of moonlight shines through the curtain on her pillow keeping her from the very desired sleep. Does she dare get up and close the curtain? The small, scared Sophie gets up and creeps towards the window. Dare she make a noise? About to close the drapes a figure catches her attention. Frozen in fear she stares at the colossal creature. Huge round ears pop out of the sides of his head. Bigger than saucers, his eyes glint in the moonlight. She can barely make out a suitcase in his hand and a trumpet in the other. Little does she know this figure will change the rest of her life. The story is about what happens to her and her odd friend, the BFG!

The BFG is not just a monster to humans; he is a monster among his own kind too. He is a runt among the giants and a "non-cannibal" (which is a bad thing to the other giants). He's left out everywhere and that's something that none of us deserve. Just like the Big Friendly Giant changed Sophie's life for the better, Sophie also changes his. Sophie thinks of a plan which turns out to be a miracle. What happens to the BFG and Sophie is for you the readers to find out..!

The moral of this amazing story is “not to judge a book by its cover.” In many ways The BFG shows it's not the ugly/strange/different people who are monsters, it's the evil people!
3rd August '18
I read it to CassidyDenness aged 8 aged 8
BFG 9780141332161
5 stars
Seeing as we recently saw the new movie I thought it must be time for a re-read of the BFG. This is easily my favourite of Roald Dahl's books, it's so much fun doing all the voices, I was even complimented by my daughter that I sounded like the BFG...hadn't even started the book when that happened.

Not sure what I can say about this book, everybody knows all about it, whether from the book or the movie versions. It's about a giant who steals a little girl and takes her back to his hovel to see his jars of dreams, there are some bad giants, I do feel sorry for them, they only turned out that way because of the names their parents gave them...anyway the Queen comes to the rescue.

Wonderful illustrations by Quentin Blake as usual, there is so much detail in what at first looks like a little scribble on the page, the bloke is a genius.

Love this book! this version comes with a set of ears at the back you can cut out...guess what I'm doing tomorrow. :-)
19th September '16
I read it to Megs aged 3 aged 3 , to Erin aged 6 aged 6 & to Amelia aged 8 aged 8
BFG 9780141332161
5 stars
A lovely book about the friendship between orphan Sophie and the BFG. With the help from the Queen of England they rid the world of the human eating Giants. A fun story with interesting dialogue as the giant "never went to school but tries his best" often getting muddled up with his words. Made my 3 girls laugh out loud, would recommend this book 
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