I have not read Roald Dahl before as a kid but seeing how my son finished the books in a week, I think they must have been a hit with him. lol. Reading is fun and takes the child into a whole new world of fantasy and adventure. Sadly, most kids these days prefer the iPhone, iPad or tablet computer and even Facebook to books.
For more ideas on how to turn your child into a bookwork, check out my list of Popular Kids Book Series. Start them on one of the recommended list of books and who know, it may turn your reluctant reader into book fan and reader for life.