This Easter weekend, ABC ME will introduce your little ones to the darker side of Roald Dahl when ‘Revolting Rhymes’ is screened on Easter eve at 6pm.
The Revolting Rhymes Book is a collection of Roald Dahl poems published in 1982 and was illustrated by popular illustrator Quentin Blake. Six traditional fairy tales have been reinterpreted by Dahl with surprise endings featuring instead of the traditional happily-ever-after endings. Some even with a more gruesome twist!
That’s wrong!” cried Wolf. “Have you forgot
To tell me what BIG TEETH I’ve got?
Ah well, no matter what you say,
I’m going to eat you anyway.”
The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
She whips a pistol from her knickers.
She aims it at the creature’s head
And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
A few weeks later, in the wood,
I came across Miss Riding Hood.
But what a change! No cloak of red,
No silly hood upon her head.
She said, “Hello, and do please note
My lovely furry wolfskin coat.”
In 2016, the book was adapted into a two-part CGI special for BBC One and retells and intertwines five of the six poems from the book with Dominic West as the narrator. Revolting Rhymes is not only being shown on ABC ME on Easter Eve but is also being released on DVD and digital on the 19th April priced at RRP$29.95.
We are giving three lucky readers the chance to win their very own copy of Revolting Rhymes. To be in the running, simply post a comment below detailing what Roald Dahl revolting rhyme is your favourite and why?
Terms and Conditions
Entrant must reside in Australia
Entrant must be 18 years or older
Entrant can only enter once
Winner will be notified by email and has 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen
Three winners will win one Revolting Rhymes DVD valued at $29.95
Competition closes Wed 19th April at 5pm.