Esio Trot [Complete and unabridged]: Complete & Unabridged Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 9 Jun 1994
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"In this delightful story Roald Dahl gives us a very unhero-like hero; he his an average man who has to use his intelligence to get what he wants. Readers will laugh out loud when they realize what Mr. Hopper is up to, and they will be interested to find out if his rather devious scheme is going to work out" (Through The Looking Glass) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Classic Dahl in an enticing, collectable new format. --This text refers to the Flexibound edition.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
You're done in half an hour
It shows how far a man will go
to prove he has some power
To win the love of Mrs. S.
He pulls a clever ruse
If he can make her tortoise grow
He knows she won't refuse
Tortoises with matching shells
He plays his clever game
It takes an awful lot of work
To win his dizzy dame
ESIO TROT (spelled backwards please)
Gets larger as he'd said
And when he even shrinks it down
He gets inside her head
The moral of this leery tale's
"All's fair in love and war"
If you really want your lady's heart
Then it's worth cheating for
Reviewed by my 7 year old Daughter Rosalynn
With Mr Hoppy too shy to tell his neighbour downstairs of his love he resorts to subterfuge, hoping to make an impression on the object of his love, Mrs Silver. Taking in a number of tortoises, will Mr Hoppy actually get around to revealing his feelings to Mrs Silver?
At times I suppose most of us get a bit shy or tongue tied when we come across someone who we find we have strong feelings for, so this story isn’t just for children, but just as good for us adults. Illustrated throughout by Quentin Blake this is a good book to have on the family bookcase.
Amrit - Have you ever dreamt of being a tortoise? Well, here's yourchance!!! Check out Esio Trot. If you read it backwards, you'll find outwhat it means. Do you think Mr. Hoppy will succeed? I thought that thebook was very exciting because after Mr. Hoppy's invention, I wanted toknow what was coming next. It was clever because Mr. Hoppy thought abouthis invention and designed it first. The book was funny, interesting andhelpful, because it taught me how to look after a tortoise. If youenjoyed this, try other Roald Dhal books, like The Twits, The MagicFinger, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Jasdeep, Hiran and Amardeep - This is a story about a man and a woman andAlfie. Mr. Hoppy loves Mrs. Silver. Mrs. Silver gives all her love toAlfie the tortoise. Mr. Hoppy is sneaky and makes a tool to catch Alfie. Will Mrs. Silver love Mr. Hoppy and Alfie. We thought this book was funny,because when Mr. Hoppy wrote some magic words, it had lots of words thatsounded like 'Poo'! It was clever and interesting, with Mr. Hoppy workingout some good plans. If you enjoyed it, try reading some more Roald Dahlbooks, like George's Marvellous Medicine or the Twits.
Aisha - Esio Trot is about a man whose name is Mr. Hoppy. His second Loveis a lady called Mrs. Silver, but Mrs. Silver gives all her love to alittle Tortoise called Alfie. Mr. Hoppy can't tell Mrs. Silver that heloves her because he is a very shy man. Will he be able to marry her? Ithought this book had all the things that you need to make a perfectstory. It had funny bits without being rude and it is superbly written byBrainy Author Roald Dahl. If I had to pick out one thing, it would be allthe words that sound like 'poo' when they are read backwards.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Classic Roald Dahl - an entertaining story that happens to involve a large number of small tortoises...Published 2 months ago by nrt
I really loved this book. It was full of fun, laughs and happiness. Roald Dahl writes such good books! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Crease
it is areally good book i really liked it i enjoyed reading this book and am glad it has a very happy and exiting ending and was great fun to readPublished 5 months ago by musical monkey
I swear I've read this before but a different version where Mrs silver finds out about the tortoise catcher never mindPublished 5 months ago by cohen1307
my grandson loved this book. Fast delivery. Very pleased with purchase.Published 7 months ago by sheila b
This story is so funny and the adaptation by the BBC was great love this BookPublished 9 months ago by B. Rutherfoord