Rhyme Stew Background

Rhyme Stew Background

Rhyme Stew is a story written by notable children’s author Roald Dahl. The book was published in 1989, by publishing house, Jonathan Cape in the UK, and Viking, in the US. Quentin Blake, frequent collaborator of Dahl’s, did the illustrations for the book.

The book is often considered to be an adult version of children’s book, Revolting Rhymes. Dahl parodies the common fairy-tales we have grown up with, and takes on a more risqué interpretation, with sexual references being made throughout the stories.

The stories in the book 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 and Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.

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