Rhyme Stew

Sections: Information | Description | Fun Stuff | Covers | Dutch, Norwegian, and Welsh Covers


  • First editions:
    • Jonathan Cape, 1989, Great Britain.
    • Viking, 1990, USA.
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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A collection of ribald rhymes featuring characters from fairy tales,fables and nursery rhymes, as you’ve never seen them before! From the tortoise and the hare and Hansel and Gretel to Ali Baba and Aladdin, these traditional stories will never seem the same again once you have had a taste of Roald Dahl’s hilarious verse and Quentin Blake’s suitably lively illustrations.

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Dutch Covers – Rijmsoep

Norwegian Covers – Rim & Røre

Welsh Covers – Pastai Odl