I Want It Now: December 2014

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Roald Dahl HQ
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11:30am, 11th December
Esio Trot
Esio Trot goodies for December 2014

With Esio Trot coming to BBC One on New Year's Day, here are a few treats to help you prepare for this festive TV event

Esio Trot was the last of Roald Dahl's children's stories to be published in his lifetime.

With this lovely but lesser-known story coming to BBC One on 1 January 2015 at 6.30pm, familiarise yourself with the tale of Mr Hoppy, Mrs Silver and Alfie the tortoise with these goodies...

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, print illustrated by Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake print

This lovely print shows Alfie outside his home on Mrs Silver's balcony, as illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake. A perfect gift for a tortoise lover!

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Esio Trot book and toy set
  • Esio Trot book and toy set
  • Esio Trot book and toy set
  • Esio Trot book and toy set

Esio Trot Book and Toy

This gift set contains Roald Dahl's original story in a paperback edition with full-colour illustrations by Quentin Blake AND a soft toy suitable for all ages - so you can play along with your very own Alfie.

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Roald Dahl's Esio Trot mugs, featuring illustrations by Quentin Blake

Esio Trot mug

Planning to curl up in front of the TV on New Year's Day to watch Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench in the BBC One adaptation of Esio Trot? Serve up your hot beverage of choice with this mug, featuring the lovely Alfie.

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Quentin Blake reads Roald Dahl's Esio Trot

Quentin Blake reads Esio Trot

Esio Trot has always been a favourite of Roald Dahl's principal illustrator Quentin Blake. In this audio book, Quentin gives voice to the characters he was the first to illustrate - Mrs Silver, Mr Hoppy and, of course, Alfie. 

This audio book is available along with The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, read by Hugh Laurie.

LISTEN to an extract of Esio Trot read by Quentin Blake here.

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Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench in Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, to be screened on BBC One Christmas 2014

The BBC One adaptation of Esio Trot stars Judi Dench as Mrs Silver and Dustin Hoffman as Mr Hoppy. Tune in at 6.30pm on 1 January 2015.

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