Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl's wondercrump collection of animal rhymes featuring grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. With full colour illustrations by Quentin Blake this will make a wonderful addition to your 'forever keeps' pile.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Quentin Blake's deliciously absurd illustrations for this new edition of Dirty Beasts (a book of nonsense rhymes about people-eating animals, animal-eating people) will ensure that it now becomes a popular companion to Revolting Rhymes.


Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl

Dirty Beasts is a collection of hilarious animal rhymes from the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Reissued in the exciting new Roald Dahl branding. A collection of (mainly) grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. Described in verse with all Dahl's usual gusto and illustrated in suitably lurid style by Quentin Blake. Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork.

And now you can listen to Dirty Beasts and other Roald Dahl audio books read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios!

Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! inspired by the revolting Twits.


A true genius ...Roald Dahl is my hero David Walliams

About the Author

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son.

He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire.

Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was “this business of remembering what it was like to be young”. Roald’s childhood and schooldays are the subject of his autobiography Boy.

Since Roald Dahl’s death, his books have more than maintained their popularity. Total sales of the UK editions are around 37 million, with more than 1 million copies sold every year! Sales have grown particularly strongly in America where Dahl books are now achieving the bestselling status that curiously proved elusive during the author’s lifetime.

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36 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

7th July 2016




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