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The Twits

by Roald Dahl
Illustrator Quentin Blake

Random House Children's Books | September 10, 2002 | Hardcover

The Twits is rated 4.8182 out of 5 by 11.
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.

Format: Hardcover

Published: September 10, 2002

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0375822429

ISBN - 13: 9780375822421

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: Hardcover

Published: September 10, 2002

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0375822429

ISBN - 13: 9780375822421

From the Publisher

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.

From the Jacket

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.

About the Author

Roald Dahl is one of the best-loved children’s book authors of all time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity and that of his many books continues to grow.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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