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5.0 out of 5 stars Adults only. No kids allowed!
I love the way the poems are set against the rhythm of children's nursery rhymes. It's very clever.

Felix Dennis touches on the modern situations such as Hoodies and politics all in the same book. It is very interesting and the free audio CD makes listening to the poems even better.

I must say, Little Miss Muffet is portrayed as an awfully naughty...
Published on 24 Mar 2009 by Rosey Nose

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3.0 out of 5 stars Acceptable no more
A good idea but lacking bite. Some stories sound better than others. A mixed bunch. The concept is good but the delivery failed in intent.
Modern political /social commentaries as nursery rhythms are fine and to be encouraged as statements of our times but relying or using he patterns/frame work or titles of older rhythms mixed the images and he effect, straddling...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adults only. No kids allowed!, 24 Mar 2009
This review is from: When Jack Sued Jill - Nursery Rhymes for Modern Times (Paperback)
I love the way the poems are set against the rhythm of children's nursery rhymes. It's very clever.

Felix Dennis touches on the modern situations such as Hoodies and politics all in the same book. It is very interesting and the free audio CD makes listening to the poems even better.

I must say, Little Miss Muffet is portrayed as an awfully naughty girl in this book!!!

Hilarious!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars When Jack Sued Jill, 10 Nov 2011
This review is from: When Jack Sued Jill - Nursery Rhymes for Modern Times (Paperback)
A good fun book. Very clever rhymes enhanced by brilliant illustrations. Not for children, we don't want to confuse them or be too cynical with their own nursery rhymes. Adults will have a good laugh accompanied by some quite moving verses. Read and laugh.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars review, 26 April 2008
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This review is from: When Jack Sued Jill - Nursery Rhymes for Modern Times (Paperback)
do not be but off with the title this is a book for the 21 century
these are not for young kids .but for adults very funny you will laugh
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry! Wonderful Stuff, 19 Nov 2013
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This book is a work of genius. So simple in concept and yet executed to a high standard of excellence. Wonderfully entertaining, a very enjoyable read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Book, 30 Jun 2013
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A great book, very witty, in good condition, would have given 5 stars, except for that it was not stated that the book, was singed by Felix Dennis which was great but also adressed to the people who originally bought the book. I had bought it as a small gift, but, now will keep the book myself, which is not all bad as I find it very amusing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Felix does it again - thank you so much......., 21 Jun 2013
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Felix Dennis is a genius - he has writen such entertaining material over many years and now he comes up with something else,

different but still 'him'!! thank you Felix for passing on to us your poems, stories and experiences - what fun.......
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3.0 out of 5 stars Acceptable no more, 3 April 2013
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A good idea but lacking bite. Some stories sound better than others. A mixed bunch. The concept is good but the delivery failed in intent.
Modern political /social commentaries as nursery rhythms are fine and to be encouraged as statements of our times but relying or using he patterns/frame work or titles of older rhythms mixed the images and he effect, straddling times as it were.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A LAUGH A PAGE, 20 Jan 2012
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This review is from: When Jack Sued Jill - Nursery Rhymes for Modern Times (Paperback)
Felix Dennis poetry is special - accessible, fun, engaging, sometimes poignant, always a great read (or listen).

This version comes with a CD of Felix reading how work, and his voice adds real depth and vitality to these great poems.

Not into poetry reading? Neither was I until I went to one! But I am converted to Felix at least.

What is so clever about this book is that Felix has taken the staple nursery rhymes, all ones we know, and rewritten them in his inimitable style to be up-to-date, often hysterically funny, and sometimes very "non-PC".

Read two or three and you are hooked. Guaranteed.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good book., 9 Sep 2010
This review is from: When Jack Sued Jill - Nursery Rhymes for Modern Times (Paperback)
I purchased this book for a God daughter, having already a copy of my own, which I enjoy greatly....

My God daughter, aged sixteen likewise enjoys the book & has found excerpts on You Tube of Feilx Dennis the author giving recitations, also well worth seeing.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rancid, 5 Mar 2011
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From the other reviews I was expecting something satirical, witty and funny.

Instead, this book is just bitter and unpleasant - don't waste your money.
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