Monday, 7 September 2009

Book Sharing Monday

Since we are reading Roald Dahl's books right now, I thought I would share one of my older kids' favourites..especially Andre!

"Revolting Rhymes" written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake is a collection of six fairy tales that Roald Dahl gave a comic twist too. Some are very funny, but a bit violent and the language isn't always the most polite! Celeste didn't really like these...but Andre and I laughed when I read aloud the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and how really she's just a little thief!

"This famous wicked little tale
Should never have been put on sale.
It is a mystery to me
Why loving parents cannot see
That this is actually a book
About a brazen little crook."

Andre absolutely loved this version of Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf...

"I'm going to eat you anyway.
The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
She whips a pistol from her knickers."

I won't give too much away...but if you are a fan of Roald Dahl and your children are a bit older, you might really enjoy this one.


  1. The wonderful Mr Dahl our family favourite. I love all his kids books, My eight yr old is reading my old copy of Danny Champion of the World and we made Mrs Twit's eyeball cakes at the weekend. Nothing better than a juicy dollop of Dahl!

  2. we love roald dahl too,im so glad i visited your blog today as we are starting a fishy theme for our next project and your book suggestions are great x

  3. Wow, I loved Dahl when I was a child, but never heard of this book. It looks fabulous! It is going on my list for when Gavin is a bit older.


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