Roald Dahl

(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales)

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The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
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  • Kaila George (6/25/2012 10:38:00 PM)

    I embrace both the book and the TV, one the book can give our imaginations a stir, but the TV, video or CD, the colours one sees just takes your breath away, and you wonder if the author, if they were alive today could they see what the producers and directors of today’s movies have perceived about their books. (Report) Reply

  • Zoya Khalid (6/6/2012)

    television really is doing much harm and hardly any good to us......yet we have made it our habit..we watch falsehood and begin to believe's a kind of teaches materialism, snobbery, licentiousness and we expose our children to such horrible things which negatively affects their personality....ALLOWING CHILDREN TO WATCH TELEVISION IS BAD BRINGING UP. (Report) Reply

  • Jann Rau (6/2/2012 1:35:00 AM)

    I love this poem but then I am a Roald Dahl fan I think he is wonderful. I also love books I am in fact quite passionate about them. I have to confess that I also watch TV and choose the programs I watch. Of course I am older and television did not appear in our house until I was 13yrs of age. By then my reading and love of books was very firmly established. (Report) Reply

  • Oludipe Oyin Samuel (5/28/2012 4:28:00 AM)

    With such associations and resonances of rhyme plus the witty talk of a pervasive syndrome in most houses! O my! ! ... Dahl did a great job inventing this piece (Report) Reply

  • Jason Barnard (5/8/2012 12:22:00 AM)

    Seems to me that a little bit of everything, not too mush of anything covers a good approach. TV is not BAD or GOOD per se. TV is, like everything, best used in moderation. (Report) Reply

  • Anisha Viswanathan (5/6/2012 4:15:00 AM)

    I love this poem....what are you all talking about... It is true.. go around to anyone's house and you would see kids swarming around the tv set... And think of all the rubbish that goes on the tv nowadays (Report) Reply

  • Christopher Born (4/1/2012 11:26:00 PM)

    i disagree
    i think television is very stimulating and can spread very good ideas around there by expanding and deepening our imagination. (Report) Reply

  • Renu Kakkar (1/25/2012 12:55:00 AM)

    a real good poem...has relevance today too as so much junk is passed on as information. kids are most affected and dont study or play outside making their own is killing their imagination...they don't read books computer games and those on mobiles are a craze too eating into study time and play time..those ps3s are taking the time of outdoor games. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Martin (1/17/2012 8:03:00 AM)

    Fantsatic, whitty, clever, and as relevnt today as when it was written (probably even more relevant today!) . Great poem! (Report) Reply

  • ziggy ztardust (1/16/2012 4:05:00 PM)

    this is my favorite poem of roahl dahls he has used so much good words how dose he do it i wanna be like him (Report) Reply

  • Benjamin Paa Willie (12/25/2011 7:22:00 AM)

    Perhaps if I were stuck to the TV, I may not have read this. So please take the foul box away. All at once, else we should crowd at anywhere we find one (Report) Reply

  • Abhishek Tiwari (10/13/2011 11:16:00 PM)

    The TV makes me smile for sure..
    But it doesn't make me happy..
    I may never smile while reading..
    But it makes happy for sure.. (Report) Reply

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