When Sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off in England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!
The BFG is so cute! He’s so cheerful about everything, even though he doesn’t have all that much to be cheerful about. I love his description of how all the different human beans taste. Even with a mention of my city (Wellington), yussss. I don’t understand why he won’t steal food though? Couldn’t he pay them with dreams or something so he didn’t feel bad about it?
(my thoughts on the first part of the book, about my favourite giant)
All I want is to get to run with the BFG and go dream catching with him. Those dreams sound so interesting! And I love thinking that that’s the way it actually works, with him and his trumpet thing. Even just reading the really short descriptions is great. It probably doesn’t need to be split into boys and girls though – I wouldn’t mind either one of those, they all sounded like really interesting dreams
(my thoughts on the second part of the book, and how I still want my fantasy life)
Let’s talk illustrations. Question Blake has drawn so well in this book. The descriptions match the pictures absolutely perfectly. I love Sophie’s plan to stop the Giants. For an eight year old, she’s actually very clever. I would have been way too scared to think straight about anything
(my thoughts on the third part of the book, and how perfect the physical book is. Sophie is also a great protagonist)
It’s one of my favourite endings of any book. It’s so cool to think the BFG wrote the book, you know? I mean, obviously it’s fictional, but once you’ve read a book the character becomes real, and that little thing has made him even more real to me. Plus, it’s so sweet to see that well deserved ending for Sophie. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside!
(no spoilers, but I love the final ending of the book!)