I have to admit our house is a tad on the unfinished side (and has been since before I moved in 13 years ago). I love looking at stylish houses, but just never have the impetous to do it in our own home.

I had vague plans for N’s room but it’s still a hotch potch, and generally full of books spread all over the floor. N takes after me in loving books, so when I was shown the Roald Dahl story cushions at House of Fraser I thought they’d be a brilliant way to introduce him to his Enormous Crocodile book that’s been on his shelves ready for when he was older. We were sent the Enormous Crocodile square cushion to review.

Roald Dahl Enormous crocodile cushion

The Enormous Crocodile cushion is one of a range of Roald Dahl cushions. It’s 30x30cm so a little smaller than a normal cushion but the perfect size for a child’s chair. N has put ours on his little wooden windsor chair that was mine when I was a child and it fits perfectly there.

The quality is really good. The design is appliqued and embroidered with a scene and phrase from the book. Being white, it’s handy that it’s also machine washable. That’s pretty essential for anything that gets near my son!

Close up of Roald Dahl Enormous Crocodile cushion - Bubbablueandme

If you prefer another of Roald Dahl’s characters, there are other designs available – ranging from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Golden Ticket, to Matilda, to book shaped cushions. Perfect for children’s rooms, reading nooks, or even if you have my dream room, a library! Even as a gift for a book lover as a baby gift. You can buy the cushions for around £18 from House of Fraser.

CLOSED If you want to try and win one, do enter my giveaway below. All you have to do is answer the question in the comments below, then go back and enter via the rafflecopter widget.

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Disclosure: We were sent a Roald Dahl cushion from House of Fraser for the purpose of review. All words and opinions are my own.


  1. Jennifer I

    My favourite has to be the fantastic Mr Fox 🙂

  2. Rebecca Townsend

    George from George’s Marvellous Medicine

  3. Jessica Hellard

    Miss Trunchbull! Wonderfully created

  4. Ali Thorpe

    Willy Wonka. I love his sarcasm and directness, with that soft heart beneath it all.

  5. Kerry Smith

    The twits because they’re so revolting

  6. Jodi hill

    I love Charlie, from Charlie and the chocolate factory

  7. Pauline Wilson

    I like Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  8. Victoria Cunniff

    Sophie the little girl from the BFG. I donated all my ROALD Dahl books to my younger cousin and now I’ve got my own daughter I’m glad my husband kept all his books so she’ll be able to enjoy them herself

  9. Sarah-Jane Laycock

    Got to be the legendary Willy Wonka – the man who made gold chocolate bars every child’s dream x

  10. Julie Edwards

    I love Roald Dahl books and the character I would love to be would be Charlie Bucket xx

  11. Angela Wilcox

    Matilda as she loves reading (as do I)

  12. Matilda because I could relate to her as I used to spend all my time reading 🙂

    Also loved the BFG and heard they are doing a re-make of the film soon too 🙂

  13. Hayley Colburn

    I absolutely loved Danny Champion of the World when I was a kid x

  14. Hayley Colburn

    I absolutely loved Danny Champion of the World when I was a kid x

  15. Kerry Locke

    I Love Grandpa Joe from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


    My favourite Roald Dahl book is ‘The BFG’ but my (now grown up) kids loved ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and ‘Danny, The Champion of the World’ best. They were brought up on Roald Dahl and we played his stories in the cassette machine in the car on the way to and from school (over 17 miles each way!). As a teacher, my classes loved the Roald Dahl stories but (sadly) they seem to have been replaced nowadays by other Authors. Now Tutoring one-to-one, I have introduced Roald Dahl to my little charges and they are delighted! One autistic boy loves ‘The Twits’ even more than his (previously) favourite book by David Walliams .
    ps. I love the cushion – will try and make(!) one if I’m not lucky enough to win. x

  17. Angela Paull

    Verucca Salt – I played her in my school production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory many years ago 🙂

  18. My favourites are George, The Twits and Fantastic Mr Fox. They’re all such great characters, I can’t pick just one!

  19. Lisa Everaert

    Charlie bucket from charlie and the chocolate factory x

  20. Ruth Wollerton

    Love the BFG my friendly monster since I was small; he’s still my most favourite character of all

  21. Ruth Wollerton

    Love the BFG my friendly monster since I was small; he’s still my most favourite character of all

  22. dawn deacon

    me and my husband call ourselves the Twits!

  23. katrina walsh

    The BFG due to his amazing use of words!


    A hard choice but the character I always found the most fascinating was Henry Sugar

  25. My favourite Roald Dahl character is and will always be the BFG 🙂

  26. rebecca nisbet

    The Twits, i always loved that story!

  27. I’ve always loved and admired Matilda. A fantastically positive female character!

  28. Angela Pagan

    They are all fantastic but my favourite has to be Matilda x

  29. Angela Pagan

    They are all fantastic but my favourite has to be Matilda x

  30. debbie smith

    i love the witches and the twits !!! fab giveaway x

  31. Lisa from Lisa's Life

    Definitely Willy Wonka, I’d love my own chocolate factory! 🙂

  32. Hazel Webster

    It has to be any character from The Witches, the first and my forever favourite book I read by Roald Dahl as a kid.

  33. Helen Stratton

    George from George’s Marvellous Medicine.

  34. Laura Pritchard

    Matilda or George from George’s Marvellous Medicine.

  35. Karen Gray

    Matilda. My favourite quote “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

  36. Kelly Littlewood

    Matilda! The only way my mum got away with cutting my hair when I was little was by putting a ribbon in it so I was like Matilda.

  37. Laura Walker

    Matilda as I also used to be a little book worm

  38. Laura Walker

    Matilda I used to be a little book worm when I was younger like her

  39. Michaela Hannah

    Danny from Danny the champion of the world

  40. andrea whittaker

    matilda.. because she is a lovely well behaved independent child

  41. Gillian Cooke

    The father in Danny the Champion of the World.

  42. nicola clarkson

    James from james and the giant peach

  43. Oli Marshall

    Danny from Danny, the Champion of the World is my favourite character.

  44. sarah west

    The BFG was my favourite when I was a little girl

  45. Elizabeth Hinds

    It has to be Willy Wonka – I love his eccentricity!

  46. Lucy camilla

    Lots of love for Matilda but I have to agree I think!

  47. Isabel O'Brien

    The BFG! We used to have the film on video tape when I was little. 🙂

  48. Tracey Parker

    Danny from Danny the champion of the world

  49. Sue McCarthy

    Danny, the Champion of the World (I read it when I was a kid), although I did enjoy watching Esio Trot when it was on tv at Christmas. I thought it was very well acted & the tortoises were adorable!

  50. Tanya Deliyska

    My doubtless favourite one is George Kranky ; )

  51. The BFG brings back fond memories of my school days, so that’s my favourite!

  52. Oh gosh – so many! I adore Roald Dahl stories… but I think my ultimate fave is Matilda

  53. michelle pierce

    grandpa joe from charlie and the chocolate factory

  54. Paula Readings

    I like ‘James’ from James & the giant peach.

  55. I want that cushion NOW!!!!

    and my favourite character is Veruca Salt – obviously ;o)

  56. Karen Richards

    Willy Wonka definitely. Love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  57. Victoria N

    Willy Wonka – crazy and unpredictably childlike!

  58. laura banks

    george from george’s marvellous medicine

  59. Tina Holmes

    Willy wonka – utterly bonkers but a great character.

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