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The Twits

by Roald Dahl
Illustrator Quentin Blake

Puffin | August 21, 2007 | Trade Paperback

The Twits is rated 4.8182 out of 5 by 11.
How do you outwit a Twit?

Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent 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. They don''t just want out, they want revenge.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 pages, 7.74 × 5.12 × 0.22 in

Published: August 21, 2007

Publisher: Puffin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014241039X

ISBN - 13: 9780142410394

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated out of 5 by from A good lesson about nasty people The Twits by Roald Dahl is a very short novel that can be read in less than one hour. Children will enjoy The Twits much more than adults would because of the descriptions and the characters involved; there are humans, monkeys, and birds. The Twits teaches a good lesson that people with nasty, evil thoughts start to look ugly themselves, and if you do something bad to others, the same bad thing may happen to you. Mr. and Mrs. Twit are old (in their sixties), hideous, and disgusting. Both like to play tricks on each other and do outrageous things. Someone’s out to get revenge… I highly recommend The Twits for children, since they will likely find the story more enjoyable than adults will.
Date published: 2008-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Disgusting, dark, grim, and great! The twits are a couple of disgusting, nasty, mean, trick-playing filthy people told in that wonderful over-the-top style Dahl is known for. You can't help but laugh at their antics, and the tale is a delight for children and adults both. Dahl's ability to describe things with a few evocative words never ceases to amaze me - I cringed at his description of the wretched Mr. Twit's beard, and my niece and nephew howled with delight at the way the Twits are eventually given their comeuppance. By no means a serious story, but nonetheless, a worthwhile read!
Date published: 2008-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Funny! My daughter and I quickly read through this book as the chapters are very short. It was pretty funny reading through the antics that Mr. and Mrs. Twit play on each other. I do warn that you will never look at men with long beards eating their food the same way again.
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twits by Roald dahl The twits is a very funny book I think Mr twit is very disgusting!!
Date published: 2006-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful What a great book!!! I must admit I laughed out loud several times. I don't think I can ever again watch a man with a beard eat without giggling
Date published: 2006-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twisted Fun! The Twits are the most disgusting couple you will ever meet! The fun they have plotting revenge on each others scams will be sure to please you! They are horribly ugly, though they are somehow funny! If you were to look for a book like this... pick this one! This will help you plot the best revenges on some evil friends!
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You half to read this book it is so funny! This book was extremely funny! I loved it so much. If you have a chance to read this book go for it! I have read it over and over and over and I love it soooooooooo much I would of given it 100000 stars if I could......but I can't. I enjoyed this book a lot and I hope you do if you read this outstandig book.
Date published: 2005-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome this book is such a classic! Even when you reach your teens it's still very appealing. I'll never get tired of it. I'm sure that everyone who reads the Twits will love it.
Date published: 2003-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from rowling, take this! Roald Dahl is the best writer in the world, and this is his most clever book and you are assured to laugh...a lot. Hurrah for Dahl!
Date published: 2001-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To outwit a Twit! I read this book as a child and laughed outloud. I read it as a married man and it still makes me laugh outloud. There is a lesson for children and a lesson for adults in this book. Read it!
Date published: 2000-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny I read this short book a few years ago..i remember it was funny. i liked it very much along with the other Roald Dahl books i have.
Date published: 2000-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully Horrible This is for the person who really likes a good practical joke. They constantly out do each other and the pranks get worse and worse. Just watch out for Mrs. Twit's glass eyeball.
Date published: 2000-07-09

– More About This Product –

The Twits

by Roald Dahl
Illustrator Quentin Blake

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 pages, 7.74 × 5.12 × 0.22 in

Published: August 21, 2007

Publisher: Puffin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014241039X

ISBN - 13: 9780142410394

About the Book

Originally published: London: J. Cape, 1980.

From the Publisher

How do you outwit a Twit?

Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent 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. They don''t just want out, they want revenge.

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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