It's a Roald Dahl extravaganza!Interesting diseases, the most heroic animals, beards, disguises, quizzes and pirates - yes, it's a second fun-filled collection of facts, activities and jokes to celebrate Roald Dahl Day on 13 September! Dahlmanac 2 is jam-packed with treats - some disgusting, some delicious - stuff that EVERY Roald Dahl fan should know!With black and white illustrations by Quentin Blake and inspired by Roald Dahl's love of odd facts and curiosities, this is the perfect book to dip into for a quick chuckle - and it contains some long-forgotten writing from Roald Dahl!
Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he'd had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years' worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world's best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal and taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours.