Roald Dahl

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

Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf

Poem by Roald Dahl

As soon as Wolf began to feel
That he would like a decent meal,
He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
When Grandma opened it, she saw
The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
And Wolfie said, 'May I come in?'
Poor Grandmamma was terrified,
'He's going to eat me up!' she cried.
And she was absolutely right.
He ate her up in one big bite.
But Grandmamma was small and tough,
And Wolfie wailed, 'That's not enough!
I haven't yet begun to feel
That I have had a decent meal!'
He ran around the kitchen yelping,
'I've got to have a second helping!'

Then added with a frightful leer,
'I'm therefore going to wait right here
Till Little Miss Red Riding Hood
Comes home from walking in the wood.'

He quickly put on Grandma's clothes,
(Of course he hadn't eaten those).
He dressed himself in coat and hat.
He put on shoes, and after that,
He even brushed and curled his hair,
Then sat himself in Grandma's chair.

In came the little girl in red.
She stopped. She stared. And then she said,
'What great big ears you have, Grandma.'
'All the better to hear you with,'
the Wolf replied.
'What great big eyes you have, Grandma.'
said Little Red Riding Hood.
'All the better to see you with,'
the Wolf replied.
He sat there watching her and smiled.
He thought, I'm going to eat this child.
Compared with her old Grandmamma,
She's going to taste like caviar.

Then Little Red Riding Hood said, '
But Grandma, what a lovely great big
furry coat you have on.'

'That's wrong!' cried Wolf.
'Have you forgot
To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got?
Ah well, no matter what you say,
I'm going to eat you anyway.'

The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
She whips a pistol from her knickers.
She aims it at the creature's head,
And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.

A few weeks later, in the wood,
I came across Miss Riding Hood.
But what a change! No cloak of red,
No silly hood upon her head.
She said, 'Hello, and do please note
My lovely furry wolfskin coat.'


Comments about Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf by Roald Dahl

  • wolf skin coat (6/23/2020 9:19:00 PM)

    The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
    She whips a pistol from her knickers.
    She aims it at the creature's head,
    And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.(Report)Reply

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  • the golden ticket (5/7/2020 11:48:00 AM)

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  • lone wolf 234 (4/30/2020 9:22:00 PM)

    this is a great poem by a great man(Report)Reply

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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (3/25/2020 6:55:00 PM)

    Brilliant! Roald Dahl the master story-teller and absolute genius on show.
    Sleep well good Roald you are forever heaven's gain.
    Nos da.(Report)Reply

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  • Ethan (2/3/2020 11:51:00 AM)

    I think the wolf is little red riding hood in the end(Report)Reply

    unknown(5/15/2020 3:32:00 PM)

    You have to be pretty dumb to think that. Not gonna lie.

    FishMONGER(2/11/2020 6:21:00 PM)

    you are a stupid little

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  • Vaishnavi verma (12/23/2019 9:30:00 AM)

    Excellent(Report)Reply

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  • Vaishnavi verma (12/23/2019 9:29:00 AM)

    Excellent(Report)Reply

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  • Random (11/14/2019 4:19:00 PM)

    I’m doing this for my UIL oral reading and it’s amazingly addictive.(Report)Reply

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  • Perrie (11/6/2019 3:20:00 AM)

    It is amazing and funny when it says She whoppers a pistol from her knickers haha😂😆😃😄(Report)Reply

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  • Ummm... idk (10/30/2019 3:53:00 PM)

    I'm doing this for my U.I.L. competition and i love it(Report)Reply

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  • Katie (10/3/2019 4:01:00 AM)

    It’s different but I like it(Report)Reply

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  • dh and in (7/25/2019 9:48:00 PM)

    so long and very4 bored(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (7/22/2019 1:28:00 AM)

    I haven't yet begun to feel
    That I have had a decent meal! '
    He ran around the kitchen yelping,
    'I've got to have a second helping! '

    beautiful 10++++++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • fuckd (7/21/2019 11:28:00 PM)

    roald dahl blew cocain of my last night. it was tightAlready ReportedReply

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  • Carla (7/5/2019 4:01:00 AM)

    I love this poem by roald dahl(Report)Reply

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  • Tyxaminx (6/18/2019 4:03:00 PM)

    Hi random people reading by boring comment, I hope you are having a good day.(Report)Reply

    Tyxaminx(1/4/2020 9:20:00 AM)

    am I here at my age....

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  • Ishita (6/17/2019 1:02:00 AM)

    Nice poem you have(Report)Reply

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  • bootylicker (6/4/2019 1:32:00 PM)

    whats the difference between a bullet and a jew? the bullet actually leaves the chamber. 8===> ~~~Already ReportedReply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010