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Revolting Rhymes Kindle Edition
I bet you think you know this story.
You don't. The real one's much more gory.
AS SEEN ON BBC ONE
From Jack in the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears 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!
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NOW THE WORLD GREATEST STORIES CAN BE ENJOYED AT ANY TIME AND ANYWHERE.
Do you know the tales of Little Red Ridding Hood or Jack and the Beanstalk? Now you can hear the real versions.
Listen as Prunella Scales and Timothy West read you Raold Dahl's toe-tingling and blood-curdling collection of 'REVOLTING RHYMES'.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B01LQSSBIW
- Publisher : Puffin (13 September 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 10247 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 52 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 164,449 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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6 classic fairy stories made even more gruesome and whole lot funnier. If you love Roald Dahl, you will love these stories. Each story is short and rhyming with wonderful Quentin Blake illustrations.
The stories are:
Jack and the Beanstalk
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf
The Three Little Pigs
Each story is hilarious, with humour that appeals to my 6 and 4 year olds, as well as their (*ahem*) 37 year old mother!
I cannot do justice here, to the clever writing and rhyming, but just one example I love is rhyming "palace" with "jealous" by spelling it 'jalous'. It always makes me laugh.
Every line is a treat and there are a number of lines that will stay with you forever, such as:
"The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
She whips a pistol from her knickers."
Although I adore this book, one word of warning: if you have a young child, who is sensitive, you might want to wait a while. My 4 year old daughter was a bit scared at first, so I left it. But now she is 6 she enjoys it. And my 4 year old son was fine straight away. There is violence (but then there is in all fairy stories).
The BBC have also made a great animated version of this, where they have cleverly weaved the stories together. A must watch too.
In summary: A classic, you must buy.
(The kindle version is great too)
I grew up not even knowing he had tackled fairytales and given them the Dahl treatment. A mis-spent youth perhaps!
My daughter whizzed through the book, it isn't long and it didn't disappoint.
Old fashioned 'horridness' for todays young.
If you or yours, like mine, enjoy books with humour, silliness and that are more than a bit naughty then it could be for you.
Excellent value for money