I love the way the BFG talks. He gets his words confused in the cutest way, and he thinks "whizzpopping" (farting) is most fun a person (or a giant) can have. He may get his words mixed up, but, as the Queen of England herself noted, he's no fool. He doesn't have a giant head for nothing; there's an awful lot of wisdom in that big brain. Thumbs up for cuteness on this one. Of course, The BFG also has the darker bits Dahl is famous for, but if you have an older kid who likes that kind of thing, s/he may just enjoy this book.