This is a re-read for me - I had to replace my read-to-death copy of the book recently and decided to read it again.
This is an amusing (non-politically correct) children's book about the fascinating adventures of a quirky, lovable giant, his not-so-lovable neighbours, and a little girl. The illustrations by Quentin Blake also add to the enjoyment of this book. The text is easy enough for a novice reader to understand (with the occasional big word) but the made-up words might prove a bit difficult, if somewhat amusing when read aloud. The story itself is also interesting enough to keep an adults attention while he/she is reading it to the kiddies. There are also bits of morality issues which can be discussed with the children.
My edition of the book has black and white sketches, but I've seen some lovely full colour editions of Roald Dahl's books.