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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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This is yet another work of art by Roald Dahl. As always, this is another wonderful story that blurs the line between fantasy and reality in a way that leaves the reader feeling like anything is possible. One of my favorite parts of this story was the way that ugliness was portrayed. In The Twits, Dahl explains that true ugliness comes from constantly having bad thoughts about other people. Also, the descriptions of Mr. Twit really did make my stomach turn, which I found so cool. This would be a fun read aloud for my future classroom. ( )
  alaina.loescher | Sep 2, 2015 |
This book teaches kids why they shouldn't act like dickheads to each other and what sort of person you become if you do. ( )
  areadingmachine | Jul 6, 2015 |
I was a little nervous about this book because I enjoyed it so much as a child and was worried it might not live up to expectations. However, I was not disappointed. As a grown up I like the message that Mr & Mrs Twit are not ugly because of their looks, though they are disgusting, but because of years of ugly thoughts which show on their faces. My four year old's favourite parts were the worm spagetti, and meeting Mugglewump and the Roly Poly Bird again (who also feature in The Enormous Crocodile). ( )
  eclecticdodo | Jun 30, 2015 |
A couple who hates everything finally understand what it's like to be hates when their pet monkeys decide to get revenge. ( )
  iamryancorcoran | Jun 9, 2015 |
This book was good but not as enjoyable as the other Roald Dahl books that I have read. The characters are nasty and negative. Roald Dahl does an excellent job of portraying these characteristics in this book. This would not be the first Roald Dahl book that I would recommend but it is still a pretty decent read.

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I think that this could be a good book for a counselor to use in lessons or to assign to a student that is having problems with being negative or treating others badly.
  ERegele | Mar 1, 2015 |
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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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