‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl

This is a cool book. It’s a smaller book than some of Roald Dahl’s books like ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. It’s about a boy called George who has a horrible Grandma. He hates her being horrible to him and he wants to get her back. He looks at her medicine bottle and has an idea. The next bit of the book is very funny. George puts absolutely everything (I mean EVERYTHING) in a big saucepan and starts cooking magic medicine. He puts in shampoo, toothpaste, face cream, floor polish, car oil, pills and brown paint to make it the colour of medicine – it sounds so horrible. He cooks it up. It smells terrible. He gives the medicine to his Grandma and she grows and grows until she is bigger than the house. I don’t like it when George’s Dad comes home because he just wants to make more and more of this medicine to give to their animals to make the, grow. I got a bit bored reading about them trying to make the same medicine again and again. The last medicine makes things small and when they give it to Grandma she shrinks then disappears. I didn’t feel bad for her as she was grumpy and horrible. This book is full of funny words and I liked imagining what was happening. There are pictures of the characters and what’s going on – I like these. Scary things happen but in a funny way. It is an east to read book. My favourite character was George. I like how he was naughty and got away with it!

 

Review by Lara Buck aged 8.

 

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