Saturday, February 4, 2012

revolting rhymes

Revolting Rhymes
By Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Synopsis from Goodreads: Do you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, and that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Premier storyteller Roald Dahl twists the fate of six favorite fairy tales, in this picture book edition with vibrant new cover art by Quentin Blake. Fairy tales have never been more revolting! 

What I think: Roald Dahl is one of my very favorite writers and this collection of fairy tales had me laughing out loud.  My particular favorite is Dahl's version of Cinderella.  Instead of marrying the prince, she ends up with "a simple jam-maker by trade/ who sold good home-made marmalade/their house was filled with smiles and laughter/ and they were happy ever after."

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