Revolting Rhymes Paperback – Sep 3 2009
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The stories of Cinderella, Goldilocks, the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood have been retold in verses featuring mayhem, greed, betrayals and murder, from two gifted collaborators.
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Verses featuring mayhem, greed, betrayals and murder, from two gifted collaborators. ("Publishers Weekly") A sophisticated spoof. ("The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books") --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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This is another hilarious classic by Roald Dahl for ages 5 to 103. For those of you who like those stories, a word of caution -- these poems are funny and a bit of an insult to those stories. The book is packed with sidesplitting jokes and poems. It adds laugh-out-loud humor to dull nursery rhymes, making them a lot more fun for kids who have grown out of nursery rhymes. With this once-in-a-lifetime book you will enjoy nearly endless laughter with a friend or by yourself! With a Roald Dahl classic in your hands you can trust it will be a good book.
This is for the child (and adult) who feels the bears in the Goldilocks were victims of a breaking-and-entering little vandal, who really would like to see a more self-empowered red riding hood, and who thinks that third little pig was a smug git who'd probably taste good on rye with a bit of mustard.
The only flaw with the book is its brevity. You can read the whole book aloud in about a half-hour. One is really left wanting more. (Thurber wrote some good fables in a similar vein, but they're less for children and more dated.)
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a great book adding a new perspective on what may have actually happened to these fairy tale charactersPublished 11 months ago by Nathaniel Pottage
I received these books as a gift for my young son. I don't mind them and find them quite creative. However, we stopped it short last night reading Cinderella, as I came upon this... Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2013 by MAK
We bought this book because my daughter loves all of Roald Dahl's books. Fortunately, her teacher and I read it first because we came across the word "slut. Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by SnOrK
For 20 years I have read Roald Dahl's books to my children and loved them all. After reading the positive reviews posted above I bought a copy of "Revolting Rhymes" for my 9 year... Read morePublished on March 5 2003 by Barlee Rumburg
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