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Rhyme stew / Roald Dahl ; illustrations by Quentin Blake.

By: Dahl, Roald, 1916-1990 [author.].
Contributor(s): Blake, Quentin, 1932- [author,, illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 70 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780141365527; 0141365528; 0224026607.Subject(s): Children's poetry, English | Fairy tales -- Children's nonfictionDDC classification: 821.914 Summary: A collection of ribald rhymes featuring characters from fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes - as you've never seen them before! From the tortoise and the hare and Hansel and Gretel to Ali Baba and Aladdin, these traditional stories will never seem the same again once you have had a taste of Roald Dahl's hilarious verse and Quentin Blake's suitably lively illustrations.
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RHYME STEW by Roald Dahl is a collection of raucous rhymes for older children featuring characters from fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes - as you've never seen them before! From the tortoise and the hare and Hansel and Gretel to Ali Baba and Aladdin, these traditional stories will never seem the same again once you have had a taste of Roald Dahl's hilarious verse and Quentin Blake's suitably lively illustrations.<br> Reissued in the exciting new Roald Dahl branding, this is an inventive and irreverant collection for older children and adults alike, which bubbles over with Roald Dahl's extraordinary humour and imagination.<br> You can listen to all of Roald Dahl's stories on Puffin audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios!<br> Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.<br>

A collection of ribald rhymes featuring characters from fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes - as you've never seen them before! From the tortoise and the hare and Hansel and Gretel to Ali Baba and Aladdin, these traditional stories will never seem the same again once you have had a taste of Roald Dahl's hilarious verse and Quentin Blake's suitably lively illustrations.

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The usual Dahl ingredients, irreverent wit and comic invention liberally spiced with the mildly suggestive or outre , suit this stew to the popular (if unrefined) taste of adolescents of every age. The longer verses are fractured take-offs of traditional tales: Dick Whittington, Ali Baba, the Tortoise and the Hare, the Emperor's New Clothes, Aladdin, et al. These sometimes ramble, then run out of steam, stopping rather than ending. Short spoofs of nursery rhymes (``A Little Nut Tree,'' ``Hey, Diddle, Diddle,'' ``Mary, Mary'') have more bite, while the original pieces (``A Hand in the Bird,'' ``Physical Training,'' ``The Price of Debauchery'') are chiefly naughty. Blake's illustrations add flavor and balance. Deliciously zany, they defuse the bleak inhumanity of Dahl's vision. Dahl's stew has low nutritive value, but its pungent aroma might tempt the reluctant reader to indulge. A selection of Dahl's short stories was published by Knopf last month ( LJ 4/15/90).--Ed.-- Patricia Dooley, Univ. of Washington Lib. Sch., Seattle (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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