The Vicar of Nibbleswicke / Roald Dahl : 3 of 5
This really short story (only 40 pages, with a large color illustration on each page among the huge type) was written in the last months of Dahl's life, but it has some incredibly funny moments! It's about a priest who develops "selective dyslexia" (the proceeds of the book even went to the Dyslexia Institute) when he becomes nervous about his new parish - he starts to say just a few words in his sentences backwards. You can imagine all the hilarious situations - only Dahl would figure out that "knits" backwards is "stink"! The best scene is when he tells the congregation not to park in front of the church, and of course, "park" becomes "krap"! (I completely burst out laughing when I read this part!) The illustrations are nice and the whole book is in color (much the same format as The Enormous Crocodile), but I wish it had taken me longer than seven minutes to finish. Still, I like these short books, too!