Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
9780141365527 | PB | pp. 96 | 2017 | Puffin Books
Enjoy this delicious broth of rhymes featuring characters from fairy tales told with the author’s signature wit, humour and extraordinary imagination.
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A collection of irreverant 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. An inventive collection for older children and adults alike, the book bubbles over with Dahl’s extraordinary humour and imagination.
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About the Contributors
Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brilliant stories.
Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl’s favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children’s Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.
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