Next Tuesday, September 13, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl. Dahl, as most of you probably know, wrote the children's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [J DAH, also J AB/CD DAH], a delightful story about love, kindness, and generosity. It has twice been made into movies. Visit the late author's website www.roalddahl.com, which includes information about the upcoming 100th anniversary celebrations.
Dahl, is appealing to kids because of a facility he had for writing naughty! He also was a master at grossness--his description of the beards worn by The Twits [J DAH, also J AB/CD DAH] is not to be missed!
In 1982 he published a book aptly titled, Revolting Rhymes and he followed it up with Dirty Beasts in 1983. One of the dirty beasts is "The Porcupine," however, I'd be more inclined to name the dentist as the dirty beast!
In the comments, Julie left this link to more Dahl poetry. Thanks, Julie!
At The Poem Farm you'll find Amy rounding-up this week's poetry offerings.