I love love love the story of Sophie and the BFG. I recently read the book to the boys I homeschool and was overwhelmed with that Roald Dahl magic all over again.
I think most book lovers have similar feelings about movie adaptations of our beloved books but I have pretty high hopes for The BFG film.
Steven Spielberg is directing the DreamWorks/Disney adaptation of Dahl's classic. They've recently announced a July 1, 2016 release date, which is basically PERFECT since my birthday is the next day. Roald Dahl themed party? I think so.
You can learn more on the Roald Dahl website.
a beautiful gold version of The BFG
another childhood best friend: Paddington Bear