Danny the Champion of the World
by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
5 out of 5 stars
Danny and his father have a close relationship. They live in a caravan behind their gas station and car mechanic garage. Danny learns to be the youngest mechanic in history. One night he discovers that his father is keeping a delightful secret, and he needs Danny’s help.
This is my favorite Dahl book! The connection between father and son is so precious! I love the way that Danny describes his father and their simple life together living in their little caravan. Danny is such a clever and intelligent little boy with a good heart.
There is something so charming about Dahl’s writing style. Every time I read one of his books, I am swept away into a world of enchantment and hilarity. There are so many funny scenes in this book! I always laugh so hard each time I reread it.
This is one of the only Roald Dahl kids’ book I’ve never read (another is ‘The BFG.’) Do you think I should still read them even though I’m 27? I haven’t read anything by him in ages.
I really enjoy rereading Dahl’s books as an adult! His writing is so charming. Happy reading!