Songs And Verse Hardcover – 6 Oct 2005
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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)
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
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for my 10 year old granddaughter and I shall love reading it too. Many thanks.Published 8 months ago by Cuddles
Bought as a present - had a cursory look. No complaints from recipientPublished 8 months ago by khj
great book and verses such fun. My 5 and 9year old both love it.Published 19 months ago by Motheroftwo
Fantastic book, great stories, versus and songs. Highly rated for fans and children of all ages. Love it! Buy it nowPublished on 8 Jan. 2014 by DR