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Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Roald Dahl


Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Roald Dahl


Poem introduction

I wrote these little rhymes as a sort of a joke - I didn't mean them to be serious at all and I'm not sure I even meant them to be published. But I gave them my publisher and the wonderful Quentin Blake started illustrating them and I was absolutely astonished by their success.

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