Friday, April 30, 2010

Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

"And are all those beastly giants over there really going off again tonight to eat people ?" Sophie asked. - the BFG
"Mathilda's parents have called her some terrible things. The truth is, she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. " - Matilda
"... the Trunchbull let go of her pigtails and Amanda went sailing like a rocket right over the wire fence of the playground and high up into the sky." - Matilda
"Very slowly, the young lady on the platform raised her hands to her face. I saw her gloved fingers unhooking something behind her ears, and then.. - The Witches
"With his secret plans and clever tricks, the Enormous Crocodile desires to lunch not with but on a nice, juicy child ". - The Enormous Crocodile
My favourite children's book author has to be Roald Dahl. His stories are a mixture of wit and mayhem and are wickedly good ! Its brilliance is matched by the visual artistry of illustrator Quentin Blake whose distinct style uses fast scribbly lines that flows with spontaneity and excitement. Despite, strong visuals from movie adaptations of Roald Dahl's stories, Quentin Blake's illustrations are the ones that remain the most vivid in my mind.

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