I love Roald Dahl. I spent half of my childhood obsessed with Matilda, I was terrified with The Twits and I dreamt of becoming the owner of a chocolate factory (with Oompa Loompas included).
Dahl watched the world with glittering eyes, his books are full of dark humor, magic and unforgettable characters. He had the ability to see the world through a child’s eyes, that is why, as a kid, you can relate to all the stories he wrote.
Today I will be talking about maybe one of the less known books by Roald Dahl: Revolting Rhymes. First thing I have to say about this book is that it’s amazingly funny! Dahl took some of the classic fairy tales such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White among others and transformed them into comical poems.
All the poems have a dark an unconventional ending, which is what makes the stories hilarious. I think it’s a great way to introduce children to poetry, keep in mind that the vocabulary can be a little complicated for young kids. This is just too good to be missed!
(Cinderella is my favorite!)