Reekin Rhymes

Reekin Rhymes


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An enjoyable unputdownable scandalous retelling of traditional tales like Cinderella and Snow White made funnier and more gruesome in Matthew Fitt’s hilariously honkin couplets in Scots. Roald Dahl took great delight in shocking and surprising his young readers and remains as popular as ever. This first ever translation of Revolting Rhymes into Scots is an exciting addition to the growing number of high quality books available to children and young people to read in the wonderfully rich and expressive Scots tongue. 

Product Details

Published: 28th June 2018
Format: Paperback 264x203mm
Extent: 52 pages
ISBN: 9781785301834


Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatildaThe BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the World’s No.1 storyteller.

Matthew Fitt is a novelist, poet and translator. An acknowledged expert in the field of Scots language education, he has written numerous children’s books and translated a number of titles into Scots including Roald Dahl’s The Eejits and Geordie’s Mingin Medicine, and David Walliams’ Mr Mingin and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane. He is co-founder of and contributing author to the Itchy Coo imprint.

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.


'Reekin Rhymes is nothing short of a joy. Quentin Blake’s illustrations, married with Matthew Fitt’s translation of Dahl’s original text, create a work that will bring the family together' - Scottish Field *****

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