Join A Celebrity Roald Dahl Read-Along

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What to expect

If you and your children like Roald Dahl books (who doesn't!), this is the perfect read-along session for you. Join Academy Award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi as he steps aboard a certain giant peach and shares the story of one of the most legendary Roald Dahl characters, with help from some rather famous faces along the way.

Introducing kids to books at an early age is a great way to unlock their imaginations and curiosity, and a dose of this wonderful author is perfect for helping your kids' creativity flourish. Roald Dahl book characters are unforgettable and impossible to resist - who isn't compelled by the Grand High Witch from The Witches, Miss Trunchbull from Matilda, Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Boggis, Bunce and Bean from Fantastic Mr Fox. What's not to love about all the Roald Dahl books' characters in their wacky and wonderful glory!

Adults and kids alike will love this extraordinary read-along session of the beloved story in full across 10 episodes with Taika and his famous friends. You'll see the iconic Quentin Blake illustrations as each celebrity lends their voice to the story. So far sessions have featured Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch and brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth and are now available now on YouTube, with new episodes available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm.

Could this be one of the world's best children's books? Could Aunt Spiker be the evilest Roald Dahl character? Books by Roald Dahl are a joy for the whole family, and you can begin to introduce your kids to the magic online today. For more famous storytellers, check out Read Along With Michelle Obama or Fergie and Friends.

What you’ll need

  • A love of storytelling!  
  • Make sure you have a good WiFi connection for the best user experience.

What you’ll do

  • New episodes will be added to YouTube every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm UK time.
  • Film director Taika Waititi and his famous friends will read Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach in full over 10 sessions with the aim of raising money for Partners In Health. If you can't get enough of Roald Dahl storytelling, you'll find even more here.




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At Roald Dahl HQ you will find creative ideas, storytelling and a variety of other audiovisual treats about the stories, including James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox and many more. Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children's book authors ever - and perhaps the world’s most imaginative, successful and beloved storyteller. His brilliant stories are currently available in 59 languages.


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