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.
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 ...more
Each story is dark but imaginative, the poetry flows well and offers a nice rhythm. And the quirky illustrations by the now legendary Quentin Blake is sure to stir up a fun little nightmare or two ...more
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
First published: 1983
Initially illustrated by Rosemary Fawcett.
We started reading The Witches at bedtime and I quickly realised it could be nightmare inducing - children disappearing or turning into pictures - so clever me thought a few Dahl nonsense poems (the book was right there!) would offset the ill-effects and finish the evening on a high note.
People get eaten. Constantly. Or stung on the rump by a scorpion in the bed. 9 (quite lengthy) poem ...more
Diawali 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 #monttaaahhh
Kisah-kisah berikutnya nggak kalah unik. Semuanya bertemakan he ...more
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 Dahl in these timeless rhymes. This new, larger edition is perfect for reading aloud and makes Quentin Blake's celebrated illustr
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 ...more
There are some quite tricky words within the poems which the children may not have come across before, so this book would perhaps be best suited to ...more
The different animals are:
The Toad and The Snail
The Tummy Beast
Opa Dahl, aku makin ngefaaaannnnsssss...
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 a ...more