Illustrated by Quentin Blake
This is an hilarious collection of some well-loved fairy tales, cleverly reinvented by Roald Dahl.
When the giant 'smells an Englishman' in Jack and the Beanstalk, the hapless youth gets in trouble from his mum for not washing more often.
The heroine of Little Red Riding Hood pulls out a pistol and shoots the wolf dead before using his fur to make herself a coat. Then she skips off to rescue a poor little pig in The Three Little Pigs.
A not-so-vulnerable Cinderella demands to go to the 'disco' at the Palace and ends up running around at midnight in her underwear!
All these terrific stories are written in verse and are gorgeously decorated by Quentin Blake's glorious illustrations.