This clever little book is a delight for both children and adults. Dahl takes the oh-so-familiar nursery rhymes you're used to - Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, etc. - and turns them upside down and inside out.
Using his brilliant imagination Dahl makes these ordinary little tales come alive in a way only he could - with clever twists and a modern take on the events that transpire in these tales.
I do have a word of caution, however: They are titled Revolting Rhymes for a reason and are not for the faint of heart! If you are looking for a charming little story where all of the characters live happily ever after, then you've come to the wrong place. These little poems are graphic and grotesque and well, revolting! I wouldn't recommend them for very young children (probably ages 8 and up would be more apt to enjoy this book).
For the reviewers who got all upset because of the nature of this book, I would say first of all, you must not be very familiar with Dahl's work! Secondly, what were you really expecting when you bought a book called "Revolting Rhymes"?! These aren't Beatrix Potter-esque stories! Think Shel Silverstein if you're not familiar with Dahl. (And if you don't know who Silverstein is and the only Potter you've heard of is of the Harry variety, then shame on you!). But, I digress as usual. Anyway, consider yourself duly warned. Enjoy!
Adorable twist to the original tales. i simply loved and enjoyed it
Really cool gross rhymes for kids. Really fun.
This is a very funny and creative book, but parents must be warned that he uses words like "slut" and "unholy stink." If you're sensitive to that sort of thing, you may want to pass on this book.
Delightfully twisted rhymes for intelligent children. What really happened to Goldilocks?
This book is very clever, funny rhymes.