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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857550578
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857550576
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,413,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It makes me laugh out loudly too!
Mr I G Putley
The stories are a little wicked which is just great.
emmaline
My own grown children loved Roald Dahl.
Susan

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By E. Laway on December 17, 2003
Format: Paperback
From a six year olds' point of view.
"It is fun to read and funny. I love the part of the boy with the talking tummy."

I thought some of the Rhymes might be a little to grody for a little girl, but that is the essence of this little book. She takes delight in reading it aloud to her friends at school. And she never tires of it. She is a Roald Dahl fan and I am over the moon about it. I think Dahl and his books are a great alternative or addition to Junie B. Jones and Magic Tree House. But I think ultimately he will outlast many of these other books. He is a classic.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 27, 1999
Format: Paperback
My cousin bought me this book when I was about six and I still love it (I'm 17 now). My whole family thinks it's a hilarious book and we have given it to many of our friends for presents.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Fort Knox on August 23, 2010
Format: Paperback
Dahl and Blake are top notch in this 1983 collection of short stories. However, reading this book as an adult, I was surprised at the overt racism in one of the poems. The Flying Cow features a "horrid man who traveled from Afghanistan" and then calls him a "silly foreign freak" as the cow poops on his head. Unbelievable!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "lennyandrikky" on May 6, 2003
Format: Paperback
A classic piece of Dahl lunacy. Whether you are 5 or 50 this Roald Dahl classic will have you squirming and tittering. Quentin Blake's wonderful illustrations capture Dahl's beasts and bring them hairily to life.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kniesebein on May 28, 2007
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This book was a favorite of my children, and is now conquering the hearts of the next generation growing up now. It is hilarious. Roald Dahl is a master.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jess J. on February 20, 2013
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Don't buy this book as a soothing bedtime story- one of my favorites is about a crocodile who likes to eat boys with mustard and girls with caramel. It ends with the parent tucking the kid in bed listening to the crocodile coming up the stairs. A year ago my kids would have flipped out. But, at 6 and 8, they love this stuff now- as long as it isn't as bedtime. The rhymes are hilarious to an adult, especially one raised on Dahl, and delightful to a kid not raised in bubble-wrap. bad kids, bad animals, monsters, good times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marie Stokesberry on April 25, 2014
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This is a MUST READ for my granddaughter. I love seeing her delight when I do the voices. It's a lightweight paperback book, but large size, so it is very easy to handle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By emmaline on February 26, 2014
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This book is wonderful for children and adults. Especially little boys! I adore this book. Makes a great gift since for some reason a lot of people have not heard of it! The stories are a little wicked which is just great.
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