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Vile Verses

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by Roald Dahl (Author, Poet)

Ghoulish Rhymes!

Roald Dahl is best known for his many well loved children stories such as Willy Wonka/Chocolate Factory and James/Giant Peach. So when we found this book in the library, we were pleasantly surprised to see all his poetry in one book. This is a collection of poems from his many books as well as some originals. We loved reading some really hilarious, some really playful verses. The book is aptly named, so watch out as you read about The Tummy Beast or The Grobes or the delicious “nasties” in the “Poisonous¬†Possibilities” section! The Vile Verses are covered in 7 sections:

  • Part 1: There are Things to see and Do
  • Part 2: Best Behavior
  • Part 3: Unlikely Creatures
  • Part 4: Poisonous Possibilities
  • Part 5: Look Who’s Here
  • Part 6: All Together Now
  • Part 7: And a Few Surprises

The book has been illustrated by a slew of artists very cleverly. I cannot tell you whether my daughter enjoyed it more or I.

Vile Verses Snow white

Snippet: Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs:

When little Snow-White’s mother died,
The king, her father, up and cried,
“Oh, what a nuisance! What a life!
Now I must find another wife!
(It’s never easy for a king
To find himself that sort of thing.)
He wrote to every magazine
And said, “I’m looking for a Queen.”
At least ten thousand girls replied
And begged to be the royal bride.
The king said with a shifty smile,
“I’d like to give each one a trial.”

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