Rhyme Stew

Published in 1989

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An inventive and irreverent collection for older children, Rhyme Stew bubbles over with Roald Dahl's extraordinary humour and imagination.

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An inventive and irreverent collection for older children and adults alike, Rhyme Stew bubbles over with Roald Dahl's extraordinary humour and imagination.

A collection of comic verse, Rhyme Stew contains 15 poems including several based on well-known children's fairy stories. Unlike Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts, though, Rhyme Stew is a collection for older children and comes with the warning: Unsuitable for Small People.

The 15 poems in Rhyme Stew are:

  • Dick Whittington and His Cat
  • St. Ives
  • A Hand in the Bird
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • The Price of Debauchery
  • Physical Training
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • A Little Nut-Tree
  • The Dentist and the Crocodile
  • Hot and Cold
  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Mary, Mary
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

Come follow me, you troubled things/ I'll take you on my silver wings/ To safety, to a lovely place/ Where you can live in peace and grace!

Roald Dahl 1

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