Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

Revolting Rhymes

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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Roald Dahl takes on the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs and brings us a brilliant collection of comic and often gory versions of popular fairy tales. Dahl's Gobblefunk is brought to life with full colour illustrations by Quentin Blake making this a delight for fans young and old.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. A book of fairy tales seen through a glass Dahl-kly and told in wickedly funny rhyme.... What happens to Little Red Riding Hood when she meets the wolf? 'The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers. She whips a pistol from her knickers.' Especially good is Three Little Pigs but beware the twist in the tail! With Quentin Blake's dashing illustrations, this is a riotous read for over-eights.


Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

I bet you think you know this story. You don't. The real one's much more gory. From Cinderella and Goldilocks to Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, wicked beasts, brazen crooks and a ghastly giant star in these hilarious nursery rhymes with BITE!

Revolting Rhymes is brought wondrously to life in this animation which ingeniously interweaves five of Roald Dahl's most famous rhymes.

Children's author Tom Fletcher reads the winning English rhyme from Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymers competition!

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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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

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1st September 2016




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