Roald Dahl's Day

Sunday, 13 September 2009

What a fantastic party we had at Dalton's bookstore today, celebrating the birthday of one of the world's most beloved and favourite children's authors.

Dahl Dahl Dahl!

Kids from all over Canberra converged at Dalton's from 2pm where they ran amok with yellow balloons (Dahl's favourite colour) and listened in rapt awe as I read them the master's work - excerpts from The Enormous Crocodile and Revolting Rhymes (well, rapt awe and bursts of laughter!).

Reading nonsense to the kids

The enormous crocodile even rested on my shoulder during the reading. I also seemed to have grown a duck's beak from the centre of my forehead. But that, of course, hardly phased these nonsensical Roald Dahl fans.

Isabella Tanti and Ella McCartney

Seth and Trai Beasley

Brett and Kayla Murray

After readings, we gave away some fabulous prizes from some wonderful sponsors:

Huge thanks to Penguin Australia, Adrian Haynes from Coerver Coaching, Paula Kos from little living, Michelle Williams from Poppy Bean & Bloss, Rebecca Vavic from Reva, Charlie from Daltons and to all the parents and kids who made this day so special.

Isabella Tanti, Ella McCartney, Moi, Brett and Kayla Murray

And finally, kudos to the totally Dahl-addicted Dalton's bookstore owner, Meredith Wright for a sensational literary day. Looking forward to the next kids' event at Dalton's!


Michelle said...

Glad the day went well for you. Looks like great fun!

Tiny Concept said...

It looks like you had a fantastic day! Ella is looking more like you everyday!

Nicole Pollock said...

Hi Tanya

My boys had a great time at this party. You have a picture of Seth and Trai Beasley here. I think you also took one of my younger son Finn Beasley not looking quite so happy (even though he had lots of fun too. If you did, would you mind emailling it to me at



Gav said...

Gotta love Roald Dahl.

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