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Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes (1982)

by Roald Dahl

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Revolting Rhymes is a classic Dahl creation sure to entertain mature children. Language and content can be skewed older depending on the child and some people are sure to be offended by this divisive title.
  emmalune | Mar 13, 2014 |
I really enjoyed this collection of poems by one of my favorite childhood authors Roald Dahl. He takes a collection of timeless, traditional fantasy stories and adds humor and a few goofy twists to ensure the reader's satisfaction. His pictures of the "ugly sisters" in Cinderella or details of him chopping their heads off when the slipper doesn't fit made me laugh. Some of his descriptions may go a tad to far, "The Prince cried, Who's this dirty slut?" probably isn't appropriate for young readers. Overall though, I found that I was laughing pretty hard as I read these twisted poems. There certainly isn't a more fitting title then "Revolting Rhymes," though as some of the words will cause parents to not want their child reading this. I think Dahl's central message with this collection of poems is just to put a funny, dark twist on these timeless stories to get reader's laughing, which he certainly does. ( )
1 vote gsmith3 | Nov 25, 2013 |
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  acorn333 | Oct 21, 2013 |
Roald Dahl uses couplings and other rhyming, poetic forms to retell fairy tales in a very humorous way. At the end of the book it has about 10 questions in which Mr. Dahl answered in his entertaining way. He really is a gift to children's literature!

The stories do include some curse words and a bit of violence. However, they are hysterical and would really entertain the right kid. This collection of twisted fairy tales is thoroughly entertaining and shows off the real genius of Roald Dahl. ( )
  missbrandysue | Sep 6, 2013 |
Uh, yep, they were revolting. Fun, tho. Onto more Dahl! ( )
  AmberTheHuman | Aug 30, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142302260, Paperback)

Do you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, and that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Premier storyteller Roald Dahl twists the fate of six favorite fairy tales, in this picture book edition with vibrant new cover art by Quentin Blake. Fairy tales have never been more revolting!

Illustrated by Quentin Blake.

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Presents humorous retellings in verse of six well-known fairy tales featuring surprise endings in place of the traditional happily-ever-after.

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