James's aunts call him names, beat and starve him and make his life a misery. If only his parents hadn't been eaten by an escaped rhinoceros, he wouldn't be in this mess. But one day he meets a man who gives him a bag of magic crocodile tongues and so begins the adventure of his dreams.
My Rating: 4/5
This is one of the few Roald Dahl books I read as child although I found that I had not remembered any of it.
From the opening chapter, when James's aunts are introduced I thought it sounded very similar to Matilda, although they don't last that long into the story.
I found this book to be a fun, light and interesting read. There was a very eclectic group of characters, all of whom bonded well together.
The pictures, and the songs is what would make this book the perfect book to read aloud to a child.