Dahl's marvellous brand of wicked humour and dark plot lines is the core of memorable books including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and The Twits. As Dahl, the author of 19 books for children, put it: "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."
Donaldson's The Gruffalo was voted the best book for children in the survey of 848 primary school teachers by the education resources website Teachit Primary. Siobhain Archer, the website's founder, said: "The Gruffalo was teachers' overwhelming favourite book at the moment, polling more than twice as many votes as Louis Sachar's Holes in second place. But five of Roald Dahl's books appeared in the top 10 and overall a staggering 17% of primary teachers named him as their favourite children's author."Do you have an exciting idea for a children's book, visit the Words Worth Reading website to see how we can help you.