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ISBN: 0142414824

ISBN13: 9780142414828

Revolting Rhymes

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Book Overview

Did you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, or that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Master storyteller Roald Dahl adds his own darkly comic twists to six favorite tales, complete with rambunctious rhymes and hilarious surprise endings.

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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.

Hilarious!

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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