The BFG by Roald Dahl

In This Kit You’ll Find:

  • 8 copies of The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • 2 copies of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  • 2 copies of Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks! by Eric Braun
  • 1 Copy of The BFG DVD
  • 1 copy of the discussion questions (you may keep)
  • Book sign-up sheet to keep track of books (you may keep)
  • 2 sets of worksheets for The Gruffalo readers (you may keep)
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Themes for Discussion:

  • The BFG: friendship, bravery, staying true to self, dreams, the magic of things unseen, giants
  • The Gruffalo: cleverness, bravery, animals, monsters
  • Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks!: giants, magic, point of view

About the Book:

  • The BFG: Sophie is snatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children. Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling giants. (Novelist)
  • The Gruffalo: A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake – only to have to outwit that creature as well. (Novelist)
  • Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks!: The giant tells what really happened when Jack kept climbing up the beanstalk and sneaked into his house. (Novelist)

You’ll Like It If You Like:

Fantasy, fast-paced, funny & silly books, classics, books into movies

Reading Level

BFG: Read Together, Grades 2 – 5; Read Alone, Grades 4 – 6
The Gruffalo & Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks!: Ages 0 – 8 years

Fun things To Do & Explore at Your Book Club:

Watch: The 2016 Walt Disney Films production of The BFG and compare the book and the movie (DVD included in kit):

Make: Create dream jars like the ones the BFG uses to collect your good dreams, here’s a simple tutorial. While creating, talk about how to start dream journals to capture your own dreams each morning:

The Gruffalo Readers: Complete the worksheets describing characteristics of the Gruffalo (worksheets included in kit folder) and check out this video reading of the book:

Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks Readers: Listen to the original story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Then, discuss the differences between the original and Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks!: