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Revolting RhymesRevolting Rhymes

by Roald Dahl

Poetry - Classics List 2016-17 WINNER

So far we have received 34 reviews of Revolting Rhymes.

You can read them below.

Olivia from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

The title is Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.The book is fairy tales turned into a poem. Roald Dahl has made them much more gory. When Cinderella's prince chopped off some heads then I felt a bit sick but it was very funny.My favourite story was Red Riding Hood because I liked it when she got a gun from her knickers and shot the wolf dead.It was the funniest book I have ever read.The story is 5/5 and the illustrations are 5/5.I would reccomend for ages 5+

Marks out of 10: 10

Jacob from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book, as you've probably guessed a rhyme book called revolting rhymes. My complaint is that they need more rhymes and maybe shorten them a bit. My favourite rhyme was Jack and the beanstalk because I like the bit where Jack's mum is eaten. There are 6 classic fairy tails that Roald Dahl has turned into a gory story... The six revolting rhymes are Cinderella, Jack and the beanstalk, Snow White and the seven dwarves, goldilocks and the three bears, the three little pigs and and little red riding hood.

Marks out of 10: 6

Jacob from Year 6, Mexborough St Johnís Primary School:

A great book by roald Dahl it is based on fairytales like jack and the bean stalk but in another revolting way

Marks out of 10: 7

Scott from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

I think this book was was fantastic because it gave a spin on your regular tales because the tales or fairy tales are really nice but these ones were more gory which is good because it tells you about the world because it tells you that everything doesn't end happily ever after this book 6 out of 10 because of the Rhymes it puts you off a bit.

Marks out of 10: 6

Coen from Year 5, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Primary School:

My favourite one is about a crocodile.

Marks out of 10: 7

Coen from Year 5, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Primary School:

My favourite 1 is about a crocodile

Marks out of 10: 7

dakota from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

its so funny I love it

Marks out of 10: 8

Scott from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

Resultant Rhymes I think is a very funny book and put a spin on traditional fairy tales I think this is just put a gory but it also has a happily ever after ending I think this is a good yet unusual mix-up but there is a 6 out of 10 is because it rhymes I think it would be better if they were told as actual stories with the gory Tale this I think makes the story better and it will make it easy to understand the rhymes make it harder to understand this is why I gave it a 6 out of 10 but I do think I was being a bit kind

Marks out of 10: 6

Lacey from Year 6, Woodfield Primary:

I love this book because it's funny and it's a good book for kids to read

Marks out of 10: 10

Faith from Year 5, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School:

REVOLTING RHYMES This is definitely a unqie idea it has rude but funny rhymes in i. that could make you laugh all day.If i was looking for a book to make me laugh i would defintely place my eyes upon this fabulous book. It has entertaning writen all over it.

Marks out of 10: 7

Tyrell from Year 5, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:

I love Roald Dahl very much

Marks out of 10: 10

Jayden from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Revolting Rhymes is a very good rhyming book by Roald Dahl. It contains six stories including 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' and 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf'. However, the stories have been changed into rhymes. The book is ideal for children aged between 9 and 11. I am in year five and I think it is sutable for people around my year. It is a thin book, ideal for if you've just begun reading these books. My favourite section is 'Three Little Pigs' because it is extended and extraordinarily funny. I cannot tell you much because it will spoil it for when you read it. The books included in it are: - Cinderella - Jack and the Beanstalk - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Goldilocks and the Three Bears - The Three Little Pigs - Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. The reason I only rate it 8 is because there are a few pages that are minorly boring. Some illustrations, aren't as good as they could be, however Quentin Blake (the illustrator) is quite old and as you may know, Quentin Blake's illustrations are fairly simple.

Marks out of 10: 8

Jessica from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

I liked this book because of the rhymes they are the only reason. I didn't put this book 10/10 because it changes every thing that we were told when we were young. It was a really good story I would say the age of people 8+. At first about the two ugly sisters. Make sure you read this review before you read THE BOOK.

Marks out of 10: 9

Wilson from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is amazing and hilarious. It has lots of funny twists. This book is really an alter of classic books but still very good. I would recommend this book for people of the age of 5 to 14. So that is why I rated this book ten out of ten.

Marks out of 10: 10

Wilson from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is amazing and hilarious. It has lots of funny twists. This book is really an alter of classic books but still very good. I would recommend this book for people of the age of 5 to 14. So that is why I rated this book ten out of ten.

Marks out of 10: 10

Cohen from Year 3, Green Top Primary:

I liked the Little Red Riding Hood story because it was funny. The best bit was when Little Red Riding Hood shot the wolf with the gun.

Marks out of 10: 9

Gwenyth from Year 5, Green Top Primary:

I really enjoyed this book ,it was amazing also revolting at the same time. I loved the illustrations. I recommend this book to children aged 6 and over.READ IT NOW!

Marks out of 10: 10

Abigail from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

this book is full of poems and rhymes. the book is fantastic as the poems are for all ages and suitable for schools. I would recommend this book as it will make you smile and have a giggle any day of the week

Marks out of 10: 9

Paige from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

I would rate this book a 10 out of 10 because all of the poems are original and are bursting with hilarious pictures. I loved this book because of the amazing twists on the original poems or stories. if you like gory, weird twists on things you will love this book. As soon as I read the first story I wanted to carry on and I did. my favourite story was Cinderella.

Marks out of 10: 10

Ruby from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This is a great book. If you like a twist to the well known fairy tales then this is the book for you. It said on the title Revolting Rhymes but its not that revolting. Its a great book to read with family. My favourite story is Goldilocks and the Three Bears because they keep it sort of the same. I would recommend it for people five to fourteen.

Marks out of 10: 8

Tasha from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

This book is very funny, gruesome and crazy. This poetry book is actually really easy to believe. Some of the poems like Cinderella are disturbing however the other ones are just funny. They are very convincing. I like this book a lot because you can follow it through easily. There is many small poems in there so you don't have to read it all at once. I definitely recommend this book.

Marks out of 10: 7

Eleanor from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

Are you tired of the old fairy tales? Are you wanting maybe...a gory story? Well Roald Dahls 'Revolting Rymes' will tickle your fancy! Become enchanted in this book as you read some great revolting rhymes any mischevious reader will absoloutley adore! Anywhere or anytime, pick up Roal Dahl's 'Revolting Rhyme Book' to feed your reading taste buds! I like this book because it makes an unusual tern on some of your favourite fairy tale classics! As well as that,'Revolting Rhymes' has some classic poetry criteria meaning you could learn a thing or two! I would give thid book an absoloute...TEN! This is because first off I can find no faults, every tale gives you a creepy flavour which engages you even more, and the pictures are extrodinary! In my opinion - especially for young children- pictures are important to help explain the story more; this book definitely has this so therefore I give this book a ten! This is my Number 1 favourite poetry book! Yet again, a great read and a book I thouroughly enjoyed having!

Marks out of 10: 10

Fearne from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

This book from Ronald Dahl is very fun and gory when you read it it makes you smile and giggle.roald Dahl and nursery rhymes is a perfect mix. All of th nursery rhymes have been turned into gory poems.i enjoyed reading this book because when you finished one powm you wonder what the next poems gonna be like and their all completely different so I gave it a 9 out of 10

Marks out of 10: 9

Libby from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is very gruesome and I enjoyed the different fairy tales that had been changed to gruesome fairy tales with a twist. I liked this book because it was very funny my favourite rhyme was Cinderella because she still had a happy ending .I would recommend this book to 7 to 10 . I rated this book 10 out of 10 because its very funny and they all have a twist nether its at the end or the start.

Marks out of 10: 10

kady-leigh from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

this book is funny because it tells us different story to the ones we all know it as like little red riding hood,Cinderella,jack and bean stork,snow-white, Goldilocks and the three bears,the three little pigs

Marks out of 10: 9

Caitlin from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

The book is an awesome, funny and amazing poem book as it is by Roald Dahl and has 6 poems in it that include Cinderella, Jack and the beanstalk, snow white and the seven dwarfs, Goldilocks and the three bears, Little red riding hood and the three little pigs.

Marks out of 10: 9

Danielle from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

What I liked about it!: I really liked that even though they were disgusting they were really quite funny. my favourite rhyme was the 3 little pigs at the end and people think she is only going to the wolf but she shoots the pig as well :) What I disliked!: I didn't like the fact that if young people read this book they would get grossed out and maybe scared of the not gruesome nursery rhymes. I would recommend this book to people age 8 or above. Thank you.

Marks out of 10: 9

jack harry from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

this book is funny and u get to know Roald dahls poetry if u haven't read his books before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Madison from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

this is a funny book and some confused me of how something happened like little red riding hood pulled out a pistol out and shot the wolf.

Marks out of 10: 3

curtis from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

I really enjoyed reading Roald Dahl revolting rhymes

Marks out of 10: 10

libby from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

This book is really good to read please read this book if you haven't already I love this book it is amazing.

Marks out of 10: 9

Tom from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

This book was amazing. I loved it, but obviously, as its a Roald Dahl book. This book tells you the truth about the stories you thought you knew like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and more. I recommend this book to people that have a great sense of humour or loves Roald Dahl.

Marks out of 10: 10

Tiahna from Year 5, Thorne Brooke Primary School:

The jokes in his book are apsaloutly halarious and my favourate one is little red riding hood where she pulls the pistol out of her knickers..

Marks out of 10: 7

Aashreeti from Year 5:

It's a great book 📚.A all time/age book.A must read book

Marks out of 10: 10

 

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