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Revolting rhymes

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.

Dirty beasts

Roald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl's animals are nothing short of ridiculous. A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by Dahl in these timeless rhymes.

©2009 Roald Dahl (P)2009 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian...[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” (The New York Times)

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Ah hahaha!

Oh my! Bought this for my 5 year old grandson. Oops! Might not be for kids.
So, I listened to it later with my husband. Brilliant! We loved the ridiculously naughty characters and delightful word choices.

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Loved it

I really love this book. Roald Dahl is a amazing writer. He is a genius!

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Loved it!

A great treat to listen to anytime. I will always and forever be a Fan!

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Outstanding and brilliant

I'm so excited about this it is the best book I've ever heard it's so outstanding,brilliant,tremendous,and super

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THE WORD SLUT IS USED

In the Cinderella story, the prince calls Cinderella a slut. It hasn't been bleeped out and is entirely inappropriate for children.

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