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Two Roald Dahl poetry books for children skillfully adapted into Welsh by Gwynne Williams

Rily Publications present two new Roald Dahl adaptions in Welsh for the Centenary Year.

Rily Publications are excited to announce the publication of two Welsh-language adaptations of Roald Dahl's  Dirty Beasts  and  Revolting Rhymes. The books have been wittingly adapted by Gwynne Williams and are published in 2016 to coincide with the centenary of Dahl's birth.

Cerddi Ffiaidd  includes six of the best-loved fairy tales, retold with unexpected twists! The familiar favourites are here, from Snow White to the three little pigs, but also lurking between the pages are wicked beasts, brazen crooks and unusual heroes and heroines. These are hilarious nursery rhymes with bite, so if you thought Cinderella married the handsome prince and lived happily ever after … read on!

 

Penillion Ach-a-fi  consists of a collection of grisly beasts out for human blood. Between the covers you'll meet Croci-woc, a crocodile who enjoys an unusual Sunday lunch, an anteater who has taken a fancy to Anti Jên, a flying cow and a form-changing frog. Described in verse with all of Dahl's usual gusto, and cleverly adapted by Gwynne Williams, they are illustrated in a suitably wicked style by Quentin Blake. WARNING! This book contains witty verse, prickly surprises and many despicable creatures.

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – the world's number one storyteller. Throughout 2016, there will be celebrations focusing on the author's  gloriumptious stories and characters and delivering a year packed with squiffling surprises and treats for everyone.

Cardiff will host a Roald Dahl exhibition at the Millennium Centre and, in September 2016, Cardiff will be transformed into the City of the Unexpected – one of the biggest arts event ever to happen on its streets. Produced by the Wales Millennium Centre and National Theatre Wales and directed by Nigel Jamieson, this will be an extraordinary weekend-long event. Eye-popping visual spectacles will turn heads and defy the laws of physics in some of the city's most iconic locations. A cast of thousands will perform and some of Dahl's best-loved stories will be told in the unlikeliest of places! Cardiff will be transformed into the City of the Unexpected - the biggest arts event ever to happen on the streets of Cardiff.

Produced by Wales Millennium Centre and National Theatre Wales and directed by Nigel Jamieson, this will be an extraordinary weekend-long event, showcasing both Dahl's distinctive voice and the jewels of the city's buildings, parks and its people.

Eye-popping visual spectacles will turn heads and madcap events will defy the laws of physics in some of the city's most iconic locations, and a cast of thousands, from parkour artists to farmers, from pigeon fanciers to puppeteers, will give heart-stopping performances both intimate and epic, in Victorian shopping arcades, from lampposts and inside cafés.

Some of Dahl's best-loved stories will told in the unlikeliest of places by well-known fans, and as night draws in, grown-ups will step into Dahl After Dark; a typically macabre taste of some of his lesser known short stories for adults.

Lynda Tunnicliffe, Director of Rily Publications, said: 'Wales is so fortunate to have been the birthplace of such a well-loved children's author. Our two new Welsh-language poetry books are funny and highly imaginative, and we hope they will be enjoyed by children and adults alike in this very special centenary year.'

CERDDI FFIAIDD  and  PENILLION ACH-A-FI:  written by Roald Dahl and adapted into Welsh by Gwynne Williams, and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Penillion Ach-a-fi  has also been selected as Children's Book of the Month for May 2016 by the Welsh Books Council.