Picture Book Puzzler: Roald Dahl

September 12th, 2011 by Eliza Eliza

Tomorrow, September 13th is Roald Dahl’s birthday and to celebrate, today’s puzzler is quotes from his books. Can you name the book based on the quote? Put your guesses in the comments and I’ll be back on Friday with the answers.

1. Panic and pandemonium broke out immediately on top of the peach.

2. It was at times like these that Mr. Hoppy wishes more than everĀ  that he could change places with Alfie and become a tortoise.

3. But if she is wearing the gloves, if she has the large nose-holes, the queer eyes, and the hair that looks as though it might be a wig, and if she has a blueish tinge on her teeth — if she has all of these things, then you run like mad.

4. “But I don’t want a blueberry for a daughter!” yelled Mrs. Beauregarde.

5. Now there began a desperate race, the machines against the foxes.

6. The next day was poaching day, and don’t think my father didn’t know it.

7. The whole of his face except for his forehead, his eyes and his nose, were covered with thick hair. The stuff even sprouted in revolting tufts out of his nostrils and ear-holes.

8. Soon the marvelous mixture began to froth and foam. A rich blue smoke, the color of peacocks, rose from the surface of the liquid, and a fiery fearsome smell filled the kitchen.

9. “Us giants is making whizzpoppers all the time! Whizzpopping is a sign of happiness. It is music in our earls! You surely is not telling me that a little whizpopping is forbidden among human beans?”

10. Soon Amanda Thripp was travelling so fast she became a blur, and suddenly, with a might grunt, the Trunchbull let go of the pigtails and Amanda went sailing like a rocket right over the wire fence of the playground and high up into the sky.

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2 Responses to “Picture Book Puzzler: Roald Dahl”

  1. Amy says:

    I love reading The Magic Finger and George’s Marvelous Medicine with my second graders.
    I must admit some of these are certainly guesses. Thanks for the puzzler!

    1. James and the Giant Peach
    2. Esio Trot
    3. The Witches
    4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    5. Fantastic Mr. Fox
    6. The Magic Finger
    7. The Twits
    8. George’s Marvelous Medicine
    9. The BFG
    10. Matilda

  2. Eliza says:

    Great job, Amy! Here are the answers:
    1. James and the Giant Peach
    2. Esio Trot
    3. The Witches
    4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    5. Fantastic Mr. Fox
    6. Danny, The Champion of the World
    7. The Twits
    8. George’s Marvelous Medicine
    9. The BFG
    10. Matilda

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