Roald Dahl and Dr Seuss

Here are a couple of book recommendations.

Dr Seuss and Roald Dahl
Dr Seuss and Roald Dahl

On the whole, I prefer Roald Dahl – my children aren’t old enough to read yet and I prefer the way Roald Dahl sounds when read aloud.  It helps that I have an accent rather like an English Bond Villain (sort of Nigella Lawson with a slight Brighton tone when I get cross – except I am nowhere near as attractive as Nigella.  Plus I have dark blonde hair) so the rhythms of his verses work for me.

The Dr Seuss book is absolutely lovely but you do need to read it in a north American or Northern English accent – he rhymes “pants” with “Chance” which sounds peculiar as I pronounce “Chance” as “Charnce”.  Having said that, I don’t much like hearing my voice on a recording (I know this is true for everybody).  Something about it makes me wonder why everybody else doesn’t want to punch me.  Perhaps this explains at least some of school.

When my kids are older, I’m going to enjoy buying them lots of Roald Dahl books.  He tends to be rather brutal which appeals to me.  And, I think, will appeal to my children.

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