Buy Used
£2.29
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by the book house
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item will be picked, packed and shipped by Amazon and is eligible for free delivery within the UK
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Songs And Verse Hardcover – 6 Oct 2005

4.9 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover, 6 Oct 2005
£6.99 £0.01
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • 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: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 333,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

"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)

Book Description

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.

See all Product Description

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
20
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 21 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer 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.
Comment 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A fabulous, fun poetry book which my 8 year old daughter loves! She had had it out from the School LIbrary and was very keen to look for a copy online to keep for herself, hence this purchase! The book was second-hand, described "as new" and was immaculate. Fast delivery and great price. We have enjoyed reading it immensely!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for a year 2 class I was working in, after we finished our topic on the BFG. The rhymes and verses in this book were a great way to round up the topic and will also prove a good way to introduce more work by Roald Dahl.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Look for similar items by category


Feedback