Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl

Funny and creative! The first story is about a pig. He is so smart he figures out that the farmer is going to chop him up and eat him. Before that happens he chops the farmer up and eats the farmer instead. Disgusting, but the kids thought that was fair.
The kids were just grossed out when they found out the French eat slimy frogs and snails even with their shells on! Blah.
Dahl has a way with putting it in a child's perspective and not sugar coating it. Although he does like sweets and always has something about candy in his stories, usually from the local sweet shop. Raspberry cremes this time but DON'T sit on a porcupine!
We laughed and grossed out. The kids said they weren't afraid but we will see if they have nightmares!

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1 comment:

Mike S said...

I always liked Roald Dahl's stories.