Dirty Beasts

Dirty Beasts

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A collection of (mainly) grisly beasts out for human blood, ranging from Crocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. Described in verse with all Dahl's usual gusto and illustrated in a suitably wicked style by Quentin Blake.

Was that CROCKY-WOCK galumphing up the stairs?
Is STING-A-LING hiding in your bed?
And what foul fate has PIGGY planned for Farmer Bland?

WARNING! This book contains wickedly funny verse, prickly surprises and the most despicable creatures you could ever hope (not) to meet.
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Product details

  • 6-12
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 200.66 x 259.08 x 5.08mm | 140g
  • PUFFIN
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour throughout
  • 0141350547
  • 9780141350547
  • 216,573

About Roald Dahl

Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he'd had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years' worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world's best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal and taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours.
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4,044 ratings
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4 35% (1,399)
3 23% (950)
2 4% (167)
1 1% (42)
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