The BFG hits theaters everywhere today and I for one, cannot wait to see it. I plan to take my 5 year old on a special mommy/daughter date sometime this week. We have read to book together and both love it. I have read it more times than I can count since I was a little girl. My daughter loves trying to talk like a giant and now, you can too!
Gobblefunk is the language created by Roald Dahl to give the BFG his unique voice. It is comprised of silly words that are similar to words found in the English language and are used when ordinary words just won’t do it. Check out the Gobblefunk Glossary below – and download it if you wish! Enjoy talking like a giant!
Download Here —-> Gobblefunk Glossary
About The BFG
The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.
Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.
Don’t forget to check out The BFG’s Big Fat Giveaway as well – there will be 18 winners!
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