Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2007

Considered one of Dahl's most imaginative works, The BFG tells the story of the Big Friendly Giant who blows good dreams into the bedrooms of children. One night he takes an orphan girl named Sophie from her bed and brings her to the world of Giants. The other Giants, with names like Fleshlumpeater, Bonecruncher, and Childchewer, are all decidedly less friendly than Sophie's charge and hungry for "human beans". Sophie and the BFG soon become close friends and together develop a plan to stop the Giants by telling none other than the Queen of England. Will the plan work? Your child will delight in finding out what happens to Sophie and her bighearted friend. (Puffin Books, $12.29)