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Revolting Rhymes [Unknown Binding]

Roald Dahl
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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31 Jan 2014
Six of the best known fairy tales are retold, with some extremely surprising twists, by the master of the comic and the bloodcurdling--Roald Dahl. Includes Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Three Little Pigs. Full color.
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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio (31 Jan 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0141354569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141354569
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,078,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Verses featuring mayhem, greed, betrayals and murder, from two gifted collaborators. ("Publishers Weekly") A sophisticated spoof. ("The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books") --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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From master storyteller Roald Dahl come these side-splitting rhymes, in a beautiful black-and-white hardback edition illustrated by Quentin Blake. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Imbued with typical Dahl wit these rhymes skip and slither along at a sweetly irreverent and highly infectious pace.
This book takes some of our best known fairy stories, from Cinderella to Red Riding Hood and gives them a twist, a mischievous and thoroughly enjoyable twist.... read these ryhmes and you will never think of Red Riding Hood in quite the same way.
Although the topic of these rhymes are essentially children's stories, don't deprive yourself of a good, healthy dose of Dahl's deliciously revolting prose.
Read them aloud to children and you'll find yourself led by the rhyme and building the tension, hamming it up as Red Riding Hood, "one eyelid flickers, she whips the pistol from her knickers...", as Dahl manages to covey the naughty in a thoroughly refreshingly, innocent way.
An enjoyably revolting and delightfully digestible book. You won't be dissapointed, Dahl is an intelligent and inspired master of mischief. You might even be tempted to write a review of your own....
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it! 17 Feb 2008
Format:Paperback
Everyone knows the original stories of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and The Wolf and The Three Little Pigs, written by Charles Perrault (Cinderella), Brothers Grimm (all the rest); but Roald Dahl has changed the stories and put in some gruesome humour - these rewrites are not suitable for grumpy old grown ups so be aware! My favourite story out of all of Dahl's altered fairy tales is definitely Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf & the three little pigs because they are linked together with Little Red Riding Hood who gives the wolf and the pigs' horrible endings! I would rate this book 9/ 10 because it could have had another one or two other famous tales included like The Princess and the Pea but apart from that it was really good. I would recommend it to kids only and parents should not even have a peep because they cannot enjoy such humorous things like us.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Are you as revolting as revolting rhymes? 18 Sep 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Revolting Rhymes is a great way to lift your imagination,and it has to be the funnyist book I've read so far!The book has fairy tales that are retold so that they rhyme and sound funny.Btw...READ IT!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amusing, Amusing, Amusing! 6 Aug 2007
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent poetry book by one of the best children's writers of all time.
Never aging or boring Road Dahl brings a new light to those fairytales we all know and love.

By far the best is Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf . . .
'The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
She whips a pistol from her knickers.
She aims it at the creatures's head
And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.'

Admittedly not for really young readers because there is the killing of the wolf and 'sl*t' is mentioned in cinderella, but I read this book at primary school when I was 8 or 9 and I was so fond bought my own copy as an adult and still love it just as much today.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The children loved it 24 Feb 2006
Format:Paperback
I teach a Year 5 class and we ahve recently been doing a someone staid narrative poetry topic in Literacy. To brighten it up I hae been reading thre Revolting Rhymes to them, and they have absolutely loved them! It is an ideal way of getting kids enthusiastic about poetry, not always an easy task. The are modern and in simple everyday language, hilariously funny and make poetry accessible for every child. My class gasped with delight, giggled, cringed, and raved. They have been talking about Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes non stop to anyone who will listen ever since - what better recommendation can you get?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun! 2 Jan 2010
By Les
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Fantastic rhymes, great fun. our five year old took great pleasure in some of the more irreverant lines - who'd have thought of keeping a gun in your knickers! Would highly recommend it (the book not keeping a gun in your knickers!)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolting Rhyme's-Roald Dahl 15 Mar 2005
Format:Paperback
Amazing recreation of your favourite classic fairytales.
Great reading for any age.
I found this book a helpful tool in encouraging my younger sister to practice as well as enjoy reading. The way which Dahl presents the fairy tales which we all know and love is innovative, commical and imaginative.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Kids Book 2 July 2009
By SJWB
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought this book after I watched the BBC2 kids poetry competition with my 9 year old daughter, we loved the Red Riding Hood poem with it's great line 'she whipped a pistol from her knickers'. Great poems for any child with some classic lines which hook kids and leave them wanting more.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Roald Dahl. Every 1980's kids fantasy.
Published 5 days ago by Mr. AJ Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good
Published 18 days ago by MR ITR BOTT
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Yes - as expected
Published 19 days ago by Peter Hornby
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolting Rhymes
Enjoyed by all four grandchildren and grandparents alike.
Published 1 month ago by Helen Lincolnshire
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely
This book is great - my 7 year old loves it (as do I). Roald Dahl's sense of humour appeals to kids and adults alike and we never grow tired of his books
Published 3 months ago by H. Wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars My kids love it
I think a great thing about Roald Dahl is that he doesn't shy away from dark topics and kids seem to love him for it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by 2swedes
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing for old and new readers alike!
Growing up in North London meant nothing without Roald Dahl, including rushing home for the revolting rhymes shown on TV after school! Read more
Published 4 months ago by E. Sommer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I had to buy this for my baby grandson as an alternative to the 'nice' fairy stories. Dahl manages to keep both child and adult enthralled with his wonderful rhyme and... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. James P. Power
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun
Great for reading to my 5 year old. Traditional nursery rhymes with a twist that had him in fits of giggles.
Published 4 months ago by Ali
5.0 out of 5 stars always a classic
Although the text is a bit risky in places this remains a superb, witty and original book that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Pink Hair
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