Rhyme Stew

Published in 1989

Synopsis

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

Background

Background

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

Quote

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

Rhyme Stew

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