“A whizzpopper!" cried the BFG, beaming at her. "Us giants is making whizzpoppers all the time! Whizzpopping is a sign of happiness. It is music in our ears! You surely is not telling me that a little whizzpopping if forbidden among human beans?” from the BFG.
The Witches, however, is by far, hands down, my favorite read aloud book of all time! The way Dahl captures the Grand High Witch's Bavarian accent through spelling phonetically & tweaking the words make for the ultimate story telling experience. Even for me a rather conservative, self conscious reader I am easily able to loose myself in the characters. It is clear this author intended it to be shared this way. His clever description of how to detect a witch has the students on the edges of their seat and you can feel them start to closely observe you, the reader, for signs that you may be one. A master at bringing the reader and audience into the fold, Dahl makes the two dimensional text pop out at you.
What is your favorite read aloud?