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

  • (10/10/2018 12:35:00 PM)


    it is fun to read a poem with death. (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
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  • (10/7/2018 1:48:00 PM)


    I like the part when she shoots him, it was funny. (Report) Reply

  • (9/11/2018 8:36:00 AM)


    Grandmamma is a typo (Report) Reply

    (10/7/2018 1:43:00 PM)

    what do you mean

  • (9/10/2018 9:00:00 PM)


    i think that this poem is humorus and funny its a good rewright of the original red reiding (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2018 8:33:00 PM)


    It is cool 😎
    I love it.
    (Report) Reply

  • (6/25/2018 6:58:00 PM)


    This poem, is low quality and all around bad, not good for children, especially with pre-pubescent teen agers, where the pistol comes from is a weird place. (Report) Reply

    (8/15/2018 8:47:00 PM)

    Calm down I personally love it i am doing it for a speech!

    (8/9/2018 9:56:00 AM)

    you do know its humour and isnt serious right?

  • (6/22/2018 3:14:00 AM)


    Just fantastic Loved it (Report) Reply

    (9/1/2018 3:39:00 PM)

    I really liked it that twist at the end though

  • (6/19/2018 9:10:00 PM)


    R.I.P XXXtentacion we all love you mabrutha (Report) Reply

    (6/25/2018 6:59:00 PM)

    XXXtentacion is a bad person

  • (6/19/2018 9:09:00 PM)


    rip xxxtentacion all of us love you yaaa hoooo (Report) Reply

  • (5/31/2018 10:36:00 AM)


    amazing this is just amazing (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2018 8:22:00 PM)


    cool i love the new version of the story (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2018 11:47:00 AM)


    I LOVE IT, Roald Dah is amaizing (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2018 1:49:00 PM)


    I have always loved the classical fairy tales, but this was new for me. I think Roald Dahl did a excellent job with a new version that I might just love way more than the old one. (Report) Reply

  • (4/8/2018 1:34:00 AM)


    I love this story it's so grim and funny (Report) Reply

  • (3/20/2018 9:22:00 AM)


    Violent I like it.................. (Report) Reply

    (3/23/2018 8:09:00 AM)

    Lol I would definitely agree with you lol

  • (3/20/2018 9:21:00 AM)


    The best poem ever lol (Report) Reply

  • (3/19/2018 10:37:00 PM)


    can u please thumbs up please guys i have no one in my life (Report) Reply

    (3/20/2018 8:49:00 AM)

    It’s ok I gave you a like

  • (3/11/2018 4:16:00 AM)


    What a funny and unexpected poem! 😂🤣😄😂😂😂😂😂🤣😅 (Report) Reply

  • (2/12/2018 9:52:00 AM)


    did he die single, cuz he literally had nothing better to do with his life. Its sad (Report) Reply

    (8/9/2018 9:54:00 AM)

    he wrote tons of bestselling books

    (3/26/2018 10:42:00 PM)

    Get his biography from the library or Amazon or your bookstore. He had an AMAZING life! ! Lots of women, lots of intrigue and action.

  • (1/23/2018 5:46:00 AM)


    Very Good poem
    I liked it a lot.
    (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010



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