The Twits Paperback – 7 Feb 2013
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Roald Dahl's thrillingly grotesque book for young readers is now available in a gorgeous new gift edition, featuring the deliciously wicked artwork of Quentin Blake.
Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything-except playing mean jokes on each other, catching unsuspecting birds to put in their bird pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. With the help of Roly-Poly Bird, they set out to get some well-deserved revenge. --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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Any child aged 6 to 9 will adore this book to bits. Most adults will wonder what the fuss is about. Therefore it's perfect younger childrens book. This was one of my favourites when I was a child and I used to take great delight in reading the nastiest bits out loud to my mother (who pretended to be shocked). The literary equivalent of a whoopie cushion.
Roald Dahl's story is clever and cleverly funny. I couldn't think of a child between six and nine not enjoying this - or any of his other 'classics', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'The BFG', and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' to name but a few. This is a very good child's book, written by the best children's author of all time - is there any better? - supported by superb illustrations by Quentin Blake, so you can really hate the Twits.
'The Twits' is my favourite book because it tells you about the author, and the illustrator, at the back of the book and it's a brilliant book.
I don't like the pictures because they are in black and white. I don't like black and white because it was around in the olden days.
The characters are called Mr & Mrs Twit, the Roly-Poly Bird and the Muggle-Wump monkeys. The Twits have got excellent names because they are twits!
CHILD REVIEW -- Sam:
I like 'The Twits' because it is funny when the monkeys play a trick on the Twits.
The characters are called Mr Twit, Mrs Twit, the Roly-Poly Bird and the Muggle-Wump monkeys.
I like the pictures because they are black and white. The pictures are good because they tell the story.
I would rate this book four stars out of five.
The book is about Mr and Mrs Twit and how they play mean tricks on each other. They have 4 upside down monkeys and love bird pie. Without spoiling the book the monkeys and birds find a way of getting revenge against the twits. This book is a good Roald Dahl book and kids and adults will both enjoy it.
Also, if you read some of his adult fiction (only for adults mind. Subject matter and language get very mature) you'll see that he can fart symphonies. Incredibly gross and incredibly imaginative all at once.
The fact that this book involves two of the biggest antiheroes who get their comeuppance at the end, and I remember it 18 years after I read it at least means it at least deserves four stars, but because the other reviewer is so unfair in the one star that they gave it I'm going to be unfair in the other direction!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Roald Dahl always writes in a rather scary way and with a strong sense of black humour. But my five year old grandson enjoyed the nastiness and wanted me to finish it in one go. Read morePublished 16 days ago by G. Kay
Incredible story, for parents to read to their children and for children to play with stinky stickers. Adorable in a disquieting way!Published 1 month ago by Claudia Pereira
A very happy daughter, it was up to the usual Roald Dahl standard.Published 2 months ago by Daisy may