I was pleased to contribute to this piece in Baystate Parent, “Roald Dahl at 100: Why His Legacy Lives On” in part because he is my 11 year-old’s favorite author. He fell in love with Dahl’s work when his second grade teacher wore a pair of enormous ears and read aloud The BFG. I remember my first grade teacher, Mrs. O’Connor reading James and the Giant Peach aloud to our class. It wasn’t the type of book I usually enjoyed, but her reading stretched me past my typical taste in books. So, here’s to celebrating (and critiquing!) Dahl’s work and also to cheering on teachers who make the time to read aloud to their students. Do any visitors to this page remember hearing his books read aloud as children?