The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl #RoaldDahl100- review and giveaway

100 years ago today, one of the greatest writers of children’s books was born.  The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl was released last month by Carlton Books, to celebrate the many creations of this rather wonderful author.

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

This wonderful 59 page hardback book is a must for any Roald Dahl fan, and will be much treasured in this household. The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl  has been authorised by the Roald Dahl Estate and contains Quentin Blake’s illustrations throughout.

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

It’s a book crammed full of information relating to the best-loved Roald Dahl books and their characters.  Monkey received The Enormous Crocodile and The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me for his birthday, so he was eager to check up on those.  With lovely snippets from the book, Monkey has been riveted to this book since it arrived.  Of course, I’m still the one doing the reading, but the love is there, and that’s to be nurtured and encouraged.

Who doesn’t love The Twits, it’s one of the first audio books that we tried and it always has Monkey in fits of laughter. What little boy won’t enjoy reading about what could possibly be hiding in a beard?


We’ve had so much looking through The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl, it’s been a great way of introducing Monkey to some of my own favourite Roald Dahl stories too. From James and the Giant Peach through to my all time favourite Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we’ve been looking at all these titles with glee.

As children my brother was obsessed with Oompa-Loompas and the book has given Monkey an introduction to Loompaland, Willy Wonka and the various rooms contained within his factory.  This is a book to keep, and treasure, a book to encourage reading and bring back memories of favourite reads.  I love it, and I know as my son gets to grips with Roald Dahl he will love it for years to come.  Within the pages of The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl we get treated to unknown facts and background stories behind some of his favourite titles.

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

For £16.99 this is the sort of book that would be welcome on any bookshelf.  I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below as it’s currently on offer at £6.99 – an absolute bargain.

disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review

To celebrate the fact that today celebrates 100 years since Roald Dahl’s birth, I’ve teamed up with Carlton Books to offer one lucky reader the chance to win this lovely book for themselves.  Complete the Gleam form below if you’d like this chance – good luck!

Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 16th October 2016 at midnight.

Don’t forget to visit my Giveaways page for more great prizes on offer!

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl worth £16.99

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196 thoughts on “The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl #RoaldDahl100- review and giveaway

  1. I have just recently read all of the Roald Dahl books again with my son. They really are so good. His favourite is the BFG and he loved the movie. I would have to say my favourite is Matilda, as she is such a strong and courageous little girl.

  2. I loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – so brilliant that an impoverished child wins and I personally love the strangeness and darkish side of Willy Wonka. The only one I don’t like is James and the Giant Peach – but everybody to their own likes/dislikes

  3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is my favourite. Loved as a child and now my kids love reading the book and watching the film

  4. I have always loved the BFG and that book is loved by my four children too! He is such a friendly gieant and I love the fact that he is jumbly and speaks of ‘snozcumbers!

  5. The one I can read over and over again…even now is The BFG. I love the scene setting, the language, the funny speak of the BFG and the storyline when the Queen gets involved.

  6. Charlie and the chocolate factory was the first book I read and I was hook, it was so magical I wanted to visited the chocolate factory and remember wishing that it was real, imagine the fun of trying to find that golden ticket…Dahl is an amazing writer!

  7. I love The Twits as we did a play at school once and I loved it, I was the narrator and my twin sister was Mrs Twit, my Mum bought us jelly worms for the worms scene!

  8. The twits the first proper paperback book I read still makes me laugh today. However they are all classics and fabulous. The best children’s author ever

  9. My favourite personally has to be Charlie and the chocolate factory as it’s such a funny book even though i’ve read it numerous times the story never gets old.

  10. I think Matilda. The issues in it were actually a little ahead of their time and really relevant today, done with really good humour. A lovely read.

  11. george’s marvellous medicine ever since i watched rick mayall read it on jackanory he made the book come to life and so much fun

  12. I loved all Roald Dahl books as a child but my favourite is Fantastic Mr Fox. It stands out because it was the first story book I picked and was bought by my Dad before that it had always been library books. I read it over and over again

  13. There’s so many great characters to choose from but I think I’d pick out ‘Matilda’ as my favourite as I thinks she’s Roald Dahl’s best ‘lead’ female character…although I love his wicked depiction of the very spoilt ‘Veruca Salt’ in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

  14. as a family of 6 i have to say we have loved lots of roald dahl but as well as reading the books we have also seen lots of films the best by far is our family favourite called matilda.we watch this movie over and over for many years and still enjoy it the best

  15. My favourite was always George’s marvellous medicine, I loved all the reasons he had for putting each ingredient in plus I really liked the thought of making your grandma grow to mamouth sizes

  16. My favourite is Matilda because she’s an extraordinary child with an incredible talent for learning despite being hampered by uncaring parents.

  17. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We read it before watching the films and we have read it again since. It’s just a fantastic story for kids and adults.

  18. Growing up my favourites were Matilda; George’s Marvellous Medicine; Boy and The BFG. I think my overall favourite must be Matilda. I so wanted to be her. A clever girl who had the most amazing teacher, they had such a lovely relationship and helped each other become happier. Love it 🙂

  19. This is so hard as I love them all probably best one has to be Matilda. I love the magic and sweet story behind it of her and Miss Honey.

  20. Love so many. Hard to choose tbh. But i suppose if i had to it would be Matilda. Its just a great story and appeals to all ages

  21. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – I loved it as a child and still do now as I share it with my children. It just really captured my imagination and made me laugh as the story unfolds and the good guy comes out on top!

  22. When I was younger I was always nervous of my nan and felt she was quite mean (she never did get on with children)

    I used to read Georges marvellous medicine and loved it as it reminded me of my nan (sounds evil LOL)

  23. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket may be poor but he shows children the right way to be,Then you appreciate what a good person he is when you meet the other characters in the book.

  24. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Nice that Charlie wins the prize, a great opportunity for him. I’d love a tour of a Chocolate Factory, many people would appreciate such a prize / opportunity. Colourful adventure for Charlie.

  25. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is our favourite, so many fabulous characters but mainly it’s our dream to win a trip to a chocolate factory

  26. The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was always a favourite because a life time supply of chocolate would be wonderful.

  27. My favourite is Danny the Champion of the World because I remember having it read to us at primary school, and the teacher always left us with a cliffhanger, it made it so exciting!

  28. Charlie and the Chocolate factory is my all time favourite. Great characters, and I just love the idea of a chocolate factory!

  29. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it was read to us by my favourite teacher in Primary school and where my love of Roald Dahl books began

  30. I love The Twits – I’m married to a total prankster so can completely identify with the tit-for-tat jokes, if on a much lesser scale! 🙂

  31. My favourite Roald Dahl book is George’s Marvellous Medicine because I was always absolutely fascinated by science and creating mixtures and I love the idea of mixing up lots of things to create a medicine!

  32. I could watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory forever! The image of a chocolate river and sweet trees and so much more is inspiring and awesome. And what a great idea, the Oompa Lumpas.

  33. Charlie and the chocolate factory because I love chocolate and it showed that anything is possible …if Charlie could win a golden ticket then so can I !

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