James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
IndieBound Description: Roald Dahl's children's classic will be rediscovered with wonder and delight in this handsome gift edition with all-new black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor Book artist Lane Smith (who also designed the characters for the Disney animated film). How James escapes from his miserable life with two nasty aunts and becomes a hero to his new insect family, including Miss Spider, the Old-Green-Grasshopper, the Centipede (with his 21 pairs of gorgeous boots), is Dahl-icious fantasy at its best.
My Thoughts:Whenever peaches are in season, I have to read this book. Somehow, reading this book while munching on a gloriously juicy peach is a summer ritual. Of course, my copy is a bit splattered though.