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The Twits by Roald Dahl

The Twits (original 1980; edition 2007)

by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

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Title:The Twits
Authors:Roald Dahl
Other authors:Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin (2007), Paperback, 96 pages
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The Twits by Roald Dahl (1980)


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I literally sat and read this short book in one sitting. I know it is for children, but I enjoy Roald Dahl's work.

The Twits are a couple of nasty, mean, stinky people. They don't like anyone or each other. What they do like is playing tricks on each other, Bird Pie and making their monkey family, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads. But the Muggle-Wumps are fed up with standing on their heads...they want out and away from the terrible Twits.

When the Roly-Poly Bird stops by on his vacation from Africa, things start to change. Head standing? Bird Pie? Playing tricks on people. All those things change...and in an interesting way! ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Jun 23, 2016 |
I was read this in kindergarten, and was absolutely terrified. Now I would read it again. ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
Fun, silly, weird, disgusting, and overall enjoyable :) ( )
  pathogenik | Feb 18, 2016 |
One of Dahl’s books for younger readers, and of course, a story with a moral. The Twits are not nice people – they don’t even like one another, let alone anyone else. They keep monkeys in the garden because they used to work at a circus – Mr Twit makes the monkeys do everything upside down. One day a strange, wise bird appears and helps the monkeys formulate a plan that will enable them to have a better life, whilst having a little revenge on the evil Twits.

I think this is a 2½ book for me - I didn't dislike it, but it wasn't brilliant. I'm sure Dahl has much better for me to look forward to. ( )
  Bagpuss | Jan 17, 2016 |
Mr. Twit is a hairy-faced man with a beard that grows in spikes from his chin. He never washes his face so his beard is full of bits of meals he has eaten. Mrs. Twit is an extremely ugly woman who was born a very pretty girl but her thoughts and feelings grew uglier and uglier as the years passed making her very ugly indeed. The Twits spend their days playing nasty tricks on one another, spreading glue on tree branches so birds will be unable to fly away and thus become part of bird pie, and antagonizing 4 little monkeys they keep in a cage by making them stand on their heads all the time. The birds and monkeys decide they have had enough and plot their revenge on the evil Twits.

Dahl has such a silly sense of humor and this is one more example of how much fun he can have with a simple story. I am sure that children love this one and although I came to Dahl's work rather late in life I enjoyed it too!
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  Ellen_R | Jan 15, 2016 |
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Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vriesendorp, HuberteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Mr. and Mrs. Twit hate everything, including their trained monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, who now want revenge.

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The misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys.

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