Dirty Beasts

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J. Cape, 1984 - Animals - 32 pages
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A collection of humorous poems about amazing or nasty creatures, including a flying cow, a pig who turns the tables on a farmer, and crocodiles, lions, and anteaters who delight in devouring people.

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User Review  - SMLawrence - LibraryThing

This is a collection of twisted, yet still child appropriate, poems about animals. There is a flying cow, the grammar confused Ant-eater, the child eating crocodile, scorpion, and lion, as well as one ... Read full review

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User Review  - mimal - LibraryThing

summer-2013, tbr-busting-2013, kiddlewinks, fraudio, amusing, poetry, published-1983 Read on August 16, 2013 read by Pam Ferris and Geoffrey Palmer Is this the chidren's poetic version of Torgny Lindgren? The Tummy Beast = 2 thumbs up 3 likes Read full review


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Roald Dahl (Author)

The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. He died in November 1990.

Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. In the 2013 New Year's Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.

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