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ISBN: 0142414824

ISBN13: 9780142414828

Revolting Rhymes

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In bouncy verse and pithy language, Dahl gives his own irreverent versions of some familiar fairy tales, and Blake's scrabby, lively line and wash pictures capture the mood of manic lampoon.--Bulletin... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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6 ratings

Genius! Hilarious! You cannot be too old for it.

My younger daughter discovered this book in junior high and asked me to buy it. Is was probably 13 and my older was 15. I remember weekend evenings, late at night, being asked to read a story, doing all voices in character. This book has no age limits, makes you laugh and the slightly...well, Roald Dahl was always generous with his skewed views, twisted rakes on the character had us in stitches. We love it!! LOVE, NOT loved.


If your kids like Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss and the Brothers Grim, they will absolutely devour these rhyming stories that twist traditional fairy tales into hilarious parody. My daughter used to enjoy reading them aloud to anyone who would listen. She thought it was a work of genius that everyone should be intimately familiar with. You'll love it too!

Creative and Funny

Some reviewers are "revolted" by the gruesomeness of this little book, whilst others complained it was too short. I have niether of the two compaliants. I loved it! and so did the seven year old little girl, for whom the book was given to as a christmas present. I think Dahl was specially creative in this little book twisting and turning classical children tales into salacious, hilariously funny rhythms that you can read over and over again and still manage a chuckle here and there. And thinking this is too "mature" for younger readers is underestimating the intelligence and imagination of children. Yes, there are some play on words that you have to explain to your little one, but you know what? they'll ask you anyway. As for the size of this book, It's just right. Dahl took the basic popular children stories that everyone knows and i think it's just the right dose and besides, you can take this book anywhere, like the sevenyear and read it to your friends, cousins, neighbors and anyone who she suspects of having a sense of humour. It teaches us about having a boundless imagination and exploring the what ifs of stories. It's another favourite.

Teachers, an excellent time filler!

My sixth grade math/science students loved these stories and I loved reading them to my students as well. These are fairy tales retold with a twist! The students laughed as hard as I did and after I read one they wanted to hear another. I want more after reading all of the tales! Never could I have expected the tales to be so funny! Reading these aloud to my students enticed them to rewrite the fairy tales themselves when it is almost impossible to get them to write or read! I want more rewritten fairy tales! Excellent!

Roald Dahl is truly a genius

Roald Dahl has done it once again! I don't think anyone on earth, or even the history of parodies could ever top this book! With his unimaginable ways of reversing children's fairy tales into more adult humor, and making a seemingly boring story come to life, he is truly a genius! I have more than 10 of Roald Dahl's Books and all of them are absolutely astonishing! It's just a shame he's not around to write more!

Hilarity ensues!

I will never forget the day our substitute teacher in year 4 read Cinderella to us! I have loved this book and Roald Dahl ever since. His masterful creativity is evident in every line of each of these stories and each induces tears of laughter. A wonderful addition to any personal library, young or old.

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Revolting Rhymes in The Best Poetry Books for Kids & Teens
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Published by ThriftBooks Team • April 06, 2022

In honor of National Poetry Month we bring you our curated list of the best poetry books for children and teens. See our favorites here.

Revolting Rhymes in The Magical World of Roald Dahl
The Magical World of Roald Dahl
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 13, 2021

Join us in celebrating the life and work of Roald Dahl, born on September 13, 1916. When he passed away in 1990 at the age of 74, he left behind a rich legacy in his timeless, fantastical tales for children. Here we share his eight rules for creating scrumdiddlyumptious stories.

Revolting Rhymes in Modern Stories for Tell a Fairy Tale Day
Modern Stories for Tell a Fairy Tale Day
Published by Bianca Smith • February 26, 2018

Positive role models for bedtime reading.

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