Danny the Champion of the World is one of those cross-over books of Roald Dahl: the storytelling is obviously aimed at children, while the subject is slightly more mature. The story, however, is enjoyable to read even for young children. Do not get me wrong though: this can be rather fun to read if you are slightly older (e.g. 11 or 12). There is a slight Henry Sugar-ish touch in Danny the Champion of the World: Danny could drive at the age of 9, thought up a great idea, and so on.
The story is mainly about a boy called Danny, who, at the age of 9, finds out his father's deepest darkest secret. Poaching. At first, Danny thinks it is not a good idea to steal 'valuable' birds from rich men, but he soon catches the 'poaching bug' and falls in love with poaching.Danny even develops his own poaching method, which he uses to try to take all the pheasants from Victor Hazel's wood............
I think that the end was a little too abrupt: most children will want to keep reading! However, this is not much, and doesn't take much away from the book. There is a little message at the end of Danny the Champion of the World and to be honest, everyone could learn from it.
Overall, this is a quality book that you should buy for your children (if you have any, that is!)