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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; 1st Edition edition (6 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224070657
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224070386
  • ASIN: 022407038X
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 19.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 415,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author.

His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. Some of his better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG.

He died in November 1990.

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"A gorgeous volume illustrated by some of the best . . . demonstrates how funny and sharp at rollicking forms Dahl could be" (Nicollette Jones The Sunday Times)

"Delightful to read aloud, with the rhythyms, humour and vocabulary perfect for inspiring young children with the joys of language. Dahl's exuberant mastery and love of words shine through every page" (Guardian)

"It's the sort of indulgence that does you no end of good" (Carousel)

"This wonderful compendium includes the best of Dahl's high-spirited ryhmes . . . an international and award-winning lin-up of illustrators do admirable justice to Dahl's witty, sparkling and appealing verse. It will make the perfect gift for all Dahl fans" (The Good Book Guide)

"A beautiful gift book, a glorious collection" (Publishing News)

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Following on from the great success of The Roald Dahl Treasury, here is a beautifully illustrated selection of songs and verse from the work of the great Roald Dahl.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By "bettygallon" on 15 Dec. 2005
Format: Hardcover
A book to treasure.
Roald Dahls' work is superbly illustrated to hold the attention of the reader. This is one book that is exceptionally difficult to put down part way through any piece.
Warning - if you read one of these gems as a bedtime story to younger children you are likely to have them hanging on to every word right to the very last one. The imagination will be fired up for questions, and repeats will be wanted. Sleep is unlikely. You have been warned.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. Munday on 16 Sept. 2008
Format: Hardcover
A varied and wonderfully imaginative collection of work, from possibly the most famous and well-loved children's author. Split into several categories, each song or verse is opened with illustrations from the notorious artist Quentin Blake, then followed by other graphic masters.

Old tales are given a twist, including the race of the hare and the tortoise, which is loaded with opinions on capitalism and power-struggles. But because of Dahl's accessible style and infamous dark eccentricities, none of the stories come across as pompous or badly disguised vessels to convey the author's own agenda. Instead, the pleasantly heavy, hard-backed book will offer inspiration to readers of all ages, whilst demonstrating a strong command of the tools of poetry.

There are countless ways in which the teacher could use this book. Perhaps most obvious of all, the class could use a poem as a foundation to build a single composition, or entire play. Poems could be unpicked to reveal the rules of rhythm, whilst art classes could be devoted to either replicating the art within the book, or to give pupils the opportunity to make their own illustrations. Due to the wide mix of work within `Songs & Verse', it is one of those rare occasions where it could be used across the entire Primary School age range, depending on how the teacher presents it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LAKE'S LOVE on 14 Sept. 2010
Format: Paperback
i love roald dahl and needed another copy of revolting rhymes as other copy is in tatters pretended it was for grandaughter when it is really for me full of my favourites and a few i didnt know its one author i never tire of reading to littleones
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By elcee on 17 Oct. 2013
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If you were fortunate enough to have been introduced to the works of Lewis Carrol and Edward Lear as a child (I am now 75) then you will enjoy this book. Dahl's imaginative work at its best has been selected for this collection. The book is also beautifully illustrated.
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Absolutely brilliant book, fabulous bargain. Met the author in the eighties and this was a lovely reminder for me - I'll give it to my grand-daughter when I'm finished with it/if I finish!
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By B. Dewey on 28 Jan. 2013
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I bought his as a birthday present for my grad-daughter. she writes her own verse and as she is only just 6 I thought it would encourage her
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By DR on 8 Jan. 2014
Format: Paperback
Fantastic book, great stories, versus and songs. Highly rated for fans and children of all ages. Love it! Buy it now
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By sf Legend on 18 April 2013
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It came on time, and is a great read for both the 5 yr old and the 13 yr old.
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