The BFG was one of my favourite books to read as a child. The way it was written and the way the characters are made are hard to copy which makes it a great book. The illustrations are amazing and the colour choice are appropriate too.
"Sometimes Matilda longed for a friend, someone like the kind courageous people in her books. It occurred to her that, like talking dragons and princesses with hair long enough to climb, such people might only exist in storybooks."