Wednesday, 23 May 2007

RDD gets booked up!

Okay, so we've been a little quiet for the past week or so, but that doesn't mean we've been sat twiddling our thumbs here at RDDHQ. Oh no! Quite the esrever (that's in reverse if you've not been reading ESIO TROT lately). In fact, we've been quackily busy working on the gorgeous new covers for all your favourite Roald Dahl books, due to be piling up in the shops later in the year to mark Roald Dahl Day on 13 September

We can't show you what they look like quite yet, but suffice to say, they look good enough to eat... SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS! What's more, the new-look books are jam-packed with loads of curious Roald Dahl facts which you might never have read before... like, did you know that Roald didn’t like cats – but he did like dogs, birds and goats? Or that although Roald was a terrible speller, but he loved playing Scrabble?

More book news from RDDHQ very soon!

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Picture this!

News reaches us at RDDHQ of a fab-sounding exhibition due to open at Seven Stories in Newcastle during the summer, based on Quentin Blake's illustrations of Roald Dahl's books. Not only that though, but they're also planning lots of fun activties to coincide with RDD... making Newcastle a fantabulous place to be on 13 September!

Thursday, 3 May 2007

More questions

Okay. So we said that plans for Roald Dahl Day were top-top secret. But this is between friends, eh? You're not going to tell anybody, are you?

So what have we got in mind? Well, one thing which has got us scratching our heads here at RDDHQ is a scrumdiddlyumptious Roald Dahl quiz being planned for the big day on 13 September. We all know that Roald's favourite colour was yellow and that his dog was called Chopper and stuff like that... but if you were organising a BFG-size quiz for Roald Dahl fans around the world, the questions would have to be a little tougher than that! Such a quiz would need some of the most cunning, fiendishly difficult questions known only to Professors in Matilda Wormwood Studies, otherwise it would be no fun. Which is why we're looking for your help... we'd love to hear any of your own Roald Dahl questions for the quiz. Just don't forget to send the answers, just in case!

And if you're looking forward to joining in the quiz come Roald Dahl Day, don't forget to keep your eyes peeled on the website for more details...