Fans of children's book author Roald Dahl have been sharing their tributes and stories on the date he would have turned 101.

The writer penned a host of classics including Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Witches and the Twits.

He also created a world of strange and evocative new words from churgle (to gurgle with laughter) to frightsome (scary) and even splendiferous (extremely good).

He is remembered by fans each year on Roald Dahl Day, which falls on his birthday of September 13.

Emma Moore, who plays Matilda, with the Lego statue of her character. Credit: PA

To celebrate this year's Roald Dahl Day, life-size Lego statues of some his most famous characters are appearing around the UK.

They include Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Manchester Library and a figure of Matilda in front of the Cambridge Theatre in London, home of Matilda the Musical.

Inventor George, who magic medicine created a stir, will be at Nottingham Railway Station.

And James, who travelled the world in a giant peach, will be floating into Cardiff Castle.

Fans have also been sharing some of their favourite Dahl lines and letters on Twitter.