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By Roald Dahl Quentin Blake | Comments: ( 954 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

Roald Dahl s inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky Wock the crocodile, Dahl s animals are nothing short of ridiculous A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by DahlRoald Dahl s inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky Wock the crocodile, Dahl s animals are nothing short of ridiculous A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by Dahl in these timeless rhymes This new, larger edition is perfect for reading aloud and makes Quentin Blake s celebrated illustrations even enjoyable Will elicit a loud Yuck In other words, children will love them Children s Book Review Service

  • Title: Dirty Beasts
  • Author: Roald Dahl Quentin Blake
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Roald Dahl Quentin Blake

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940 s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world s bestselling authors.Dahl s first published work, inspired by a meeting with C S Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake The story, about his wartime adventures, was bought by the Saturday Evening Post for 900, and propelled him into a career as a writer Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land because of low fuel.His first children s book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943 Dahl went on to create some of the best loved children s stories of the 20th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.He also had a successful parallel career as the writer of macabre adult short stories, usually with a dark sense of humour and a surprise ending Many were originally written for American magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Harper s, Playboy and The New Yorker, then subsequently collected by Dahl into anthologies, gaining world wide acclaim Dahl wrote than 60 short stories and they have appeared in numerous collections, some only being published in book form after his death His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards in 1954, for the collection Someone Like You in 1959, for the story The Landlady and in 1980, for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on Skin.

Comments Dirty Beasts

  • Manny

    Rowie, to whom I read this book yesterday, would like other four-year-olds to know that it has a flying cow who poos on someone's head. You can see a picture and everything.

  • Mariah

    I am currently trying to read all of Roald Dahl's books and re-read a lot of them.This book was about multiple different "creatures," which were real animals with twists."Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl's animals are nothing short of ridiculous. A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by Dahl in these timeless rhymes."This was a short, fast read that I was really ent [...]

  • Anthony Vacca

    An emaciated anteater that will eat your favorite aunt; a carnivorous crocodile that, if given the say on how his meals should be prepared, prefers little boys lathered with mustard and little girls basted in butterscotch; a pig in the throes of an existential crisis who eats a butcher; a hedgehog that does not make for a good seat; a magical cow with wings; fevered Frenchmen who will eat any frog or snail, even if the frog or snail is magical; a rude creature with a cockney accent that lives in [...]

  • Petya Kokudeva

    Много се натъжих. Дори не съм ядосана или нещо такова - по-активно като отношение. Не е честно в страната на Валери Петров, Мая Дългъчева, Виктор Самуилов да има толкова нескопосани преводи на детски стихотворения. И то на Роалд Дал. Писна ми да "учим" децата, че римата е това, к [...]

  • Jason

    This book contains some of Roald Dahl's best and funniest poems.My daughter had to hide under the covers when I read about children being eaten by lions, alligators and ant-eaters. So she has only given this book 4 stars as it was scary.

  • Bettie☯

    read by Pam Ferris and Geoffrey PalmerIs this the chidren's poetic version of Torgny Lindgren? The Tummy Beast = 2 thumbs up

  • Jessica Gillies

    A good book, but I felt it was missing that special something Dahl's books typically have. Having the pictures would have quite possibly added to it. My favourite poem was the last one.

  • Ronyell

    When I was young, I used to read all of Roald Dahl's stories. Some of my personal favorites were Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Twits and George's Marvelous Medicine. But another one of my favorite stories from the Roald Dahl collection is Dirty Beasts. Dirty Beasts is about all kinds of different animals that either scare the humans or eat the humans. Most of these stories are similar to Aesop's Fables, except that they are more darker than Aesop's Fa [...]

  • Salam Almahi

    Saving it for my children!

  • Manon Belderok

    Een boek wat op rijm is geschreven. Aan het begin was dit even wennen. Halverwege het boek begon ik de titel van het boek te begrijpen. Het gaat over verschillende beesten die avonturen beleven.Dit is een boek wat je wel kan voorlezen, maar vind het taalgebruik niet altijd geschikt voor de onderbouw.

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  • Malissa

    What a fun book to have a chance to review, but at the same time quite difficult to do. My favorite thing about this book is the old world feel to it. It reminds me greatly of a Grimm's fairytale or an Aesop's Fable: a bit harsh, a bit shocking, quite a bit scary, an important lesson to learn, but with Dirty Beasts we also get more than a bit funny! I will say that as a parent or teacher you may want to read Dirty Beasts on your own first before sharing it with your child(ren) or classroom. Dirt [...]

  • bakanekonomama

    Entahlah. Saya nggak begitu suka cerita yang ini. Saya memang seharusnya sudah terbiasa dengan imajinasi Opa Dahl yang super aneh itu. Tapi entahlah Cerita yang ini terlalu lemah buat lambung saya #lahDiawali dengan seekor babi yang lebih filsuf dari filsuf manapun (sotoy). Dia mempertanyakan makna keberadaan dirinya di dunia ini. Setelah sadar, dia pun melakukan tindakan yang bikin saya eneg setengah mati. #hoeekkk #monttaaahhhKisah-kisah berikutnya nggak kalah unik. Semuanya bertemakan hewan-h [...]

  • Dolly

    This is a very entertaining collection of poems by Roald Dahl. The verse includes some rather eye-opening concepts that are probably more appropriate for an older child who can appreciate the wit.Irreverant and often mischievous, the poems are a startling, but refreshing change from the typical children's poetry book fare. A few of them were familiar to us, likely because we recently read Vile Verses, and some of the poems were included in that book, too. I thought it was interesting that this e [...]

  • PurplyCookie

    Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl's animals are nothing short of ridiculous. Among them is a clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon (upon realization that that's the meaning of his life), a flying cow, a giant toad who can jump from England into France and an anteater with an unusually large appetite. A classic piece of Dahl lunacy. Whet [...]

  • KarmA1966

    3.5*More funny subversive verse from Dahl where animals often get the better of their human masters. My favorite is where an existential pig ponders his purpose. "The pig"“The butcher’s shop! The carving knife!That is the reason for my life!”Another favorite is this animal tale where the four-legged creature one-ups the upright folk. "The ant-eater"Some wealthy folks from U.S.A Who lived near San Francisco Bay, Possessed an only child called Roy, A plump and unattractive boy –Half-baked, [...]

  • Lila Cyclist

    Are you into a gory storyOf dirty beasts that won't make you worryAs it turns out to be some kind of animationOf the author's never ending imaginationFirst the story of a pigWhose brain is sort of bigHe dreams of doing great thingBut end up eating the owner without a winkCome next Crocky Wock the crocodileThat puts boys and girls on his food pileThis bed time story will give you nightmareAs the Crocky Wock Crocodile show up to stareComplete review in justaveragereader.

  • Lorna Bellingham

    I instantly recognised the illustrations and re-reading this collection of poems really brough back some memories. Written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Dirty Beasts is a selection of poems on a variety of unpleasant creatures including a pig, cow, ant-eater, toad, lion, scorpion, crocodile and a porcupine. The poems rhyme, vary from 2-4 pages long and are supported by vibarnt pictures. It would be useful resource if covering any topic related to animals, or the very last poem [...]

  • Sigrid

    Als kind heb ik alle boeken van Roald Dahl verslonden. Ik vond ze geweldig, vol fantasie. Heerlijk om bij weg te dromen. Deze gedichten zijn allemaal een beetje gek en daardoor zo leuk. Juist, omdat je aanvoelt, dat het niet echt kan, is het zo leuk om erbij te griezelen. Roald Dahl heeft zo'n eigen stijl en zijn boeken zijn tijdloos, blijven leuk. Heerlijk om na zoveel jaren nog eens te lezen.(10e boek Boekenbingo 2017)

  • Debbie Phillips

    Gross. Scary. A little bit funny in spots.The Crocodile was especially disturbing. It would give some children nightmares I am sure.In three of the stories the humans are eaten by the animals. That is frightening.Parents, make sure you read this before reading it to your children.Some children might like this book.Dahl has a strange sense of humor.Sometimes it seems he likes animals better than people.

  • Binibining `E (of The Ugly Writers)

    To start of my reading challenge, let's begin with something delightful and fun. Story was lovely, a collection of poems (verses) involving dirty beasts, naughty and bad beasts for me. I had fun reading them, i love the story of the porcupine and the toad and the snail. Roald Dahl never fails to amaze the kid in me.

  • Roland

    A short books of mostly animal rhymes, with a couple designed to be interactive. I'll probably consult this one when I have my own kids, but it's not something I plan to come back to. The rhymes are funny, but is definitely for younger readers.

  • Megara

    Most people tell me I'm morbid but that's only because I've grown up reading the delightfully dark books by Roald Dahl. The collection of poems that is Dirty Beast is not just for kids. If you haven't read it do so now.

  • Catherine

    Irreverant poetry aimed at children but fun for adults alike! My favourites being 'The Pig' and 'the Tummy Beast'. Wonderfully illustrated by the fabulous Quentin Blake.

  • Miranda Reads

    Sweet, charming and extremely entertaining.

  • Jessie

    On a Roald Dahl reading spree and loving it

  • Jack Gattanella

    I read this as a kid of course, but I reread it as I dug it up while doing some minor cleaning this morning man. Roald Dahl had a twisted bastard kind of mind. I have no idea how much this has affected me but I'm sure my own twisted sensibilities come from the likes of this, which is a short but grisly series of poem-vignettes about animals who may/may not have existential dilemmas and in nearly all cases eat the humans who are either going to eat them or are just nearby. What helps set it apart [...]

  • Matti Karjalainen

    Roald Dahlin "Elukat" (Art House, 2017) sisältää yhdeksän runoa, jotka kertovat enemmän tai vähemmän karmaisevia tarinoita eläinten parista. Lukija törmää muun muassa mummoja pahoinpitelevään muurahaiskarhuun ja hirviömäiseen Kroko-vokkiin, sekä oppii mitä tapahtuu kun istuu vahingossa piikkisian päälle.Oma suosikkini taisi silti olla kokoelman avaava "Sika", jossa älykäs kärsäkäs keksii mitä varten hän on elossa - lihatiskiä, tietysti. Neuvokas possu keksii kuitenkin [...]

  • Octavia Cade

    You know, I said yesterday that Revolting Rhymes must have had an impact on my own fairy tale writing, but rereading this volume today - another of my childhood staples - I'm forced to wonder about all the work I do on food and horror. Because most of the stories here are about food! About being food, I should say. They're snarky and darkly hilarious and I can't believe how long it's been since I've read them. And Quentin Blake's illustrations are as always fabulous, I've been laughing for the p [...]

  • Sara Harper

    I love Roald Dahl and his spellbinding ability to tell a story in any and all forms. No matter what your age I highly recommend this book to everyone (because age does not limit one’s ability to dream or imagine the impossible). In this small collection of comic verse we meet a wonderful, scary array of animals (my favorite one was The Porcupine) that will definitely make you laugh out loud with their beastly antics.

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