Revolting Rhymes

 Finding connections between books and other media like live theater, movies, festivals and TV is often useful for bringing attention to children’s books that might otherwise be overlooked.  Netflix has a two episode program of fractured fairy tales based on the Roald Dahl poetry book, “Revolting Rhymes.” These animated films (originally illustrated by Quentin Blake) capture the humor and horror of beloved stories turned naughty.  Published in 1982 and now streaming on Netflix, these short films (~29 minutes) take Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and other characters into the dark side for a lively look at the real story we were never told. The unexpected twist that comes at the end is sure to make your well-behaved angels feel just a bit naughty and suitably revolting.  Our library system has a copy on DVD as well as the original book available.

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