The Twits by Roald DahlThe Twits by Roald Dahl

The Twits

byRoald DahlIllustratorQuentin Blake

Paperback | August 16, 2007

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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG

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.
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 ...
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Title:The TwitsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.31 inPublished:August 16, 2007Publisher:Penguin Young Reader GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014241039X

ISBN - 13:9780142410394

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious This personally isn't one of my favorites from Roald Dahl, but it is still hilarious and I think it is my brother's favorite so still a great book.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fun! I read this book with my son and we both really enjoyed it! It's a fun story!
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Twits Although not my favourite book to read aloud, the kids liked it.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best The characters are fun and the illustrations are wonderful! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh By far, this is not one of Dahl's best works.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from funny My children love this story and all of roald dahl's crazy characters. I actually got lucky and was able to find a gift set from costco that included this book and many other classics from roald dahl.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Loved the story as a kid. Amusing band fun
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amusing Such a short book but hilarious the entire way through. I tried to explain this story to my cousin when I was younger and she tried to convince me revolting wasn't a word... and I told her to read this book. She hasn't but it's a great book and I've always remembered it.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from #plumreview Ah, if only this book were more popular! It is a barrel of laughs and contains some of the most quotable paragraphs in Dahl's novels.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious This book had me in stitches
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tricksters These two tricksters will have you in fits of laughter! Fun book.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Super fun story, great illustrations.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underrated Dahl is known for James and The Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG - but some of the slim volumes are even better. The Twits is a quick read, and a very fun one. I loved this book when I was in Grade 4, and as an adult, I purchased it and another one of my favourite Roald Dahl books. This book will grab you from the first page. Truly awful main characters who you want to root against. Great fun!
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My kids' favourite Dahl thus fara I read The Twits to my boys a couple times a year. They just love it. It's so bizarre! Kids love tales where the bad guys get what they've got coming. The revenge plot in this gem of a story is particularly twisted--just like the Twits! Like most of Dahl's work, it's a delight to read aloud with horrible, ugly voices for Mr. and Mrs. Twit. Hipster dads may feel a little self-conscious of their facial hair after the first chapter, so consider yourselves warned Beardos! ;)
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Under-rated but as good as his other works This one doesn't get talked about so much, or receive much in the way of adaptions. Still it is very funny and heart warming and definately up there with his best works.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Twits This was a short, funny read, and I enjoyed it very much.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Short and Simple A rather short book that focuses on the story. A delight to read and very enjoyable.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best it is one of the Best book ever awesome
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Twits I loved the twits it was a super funny I bet I could read this book a million tims and it is a nice.
Date published: 2015-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE TWITS The twits is an amusing book as well as mystry but not so much roald dahl is a very amazing author... I love his books
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Twits I think that the twits is a funny enjoyable book. I would give this book a 5 star rateing, if you like are 11 or yunger this is a good book for you. ORLA
Date published: 2015-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Twits The twits is a good book.Roald Dahl writes good books but he puts works that shoud not be in there.
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Twits I read it in one day though I'm not good at english. Mr. Dahl's stories make me smile. Every children should have thought about this kind of punishment in the story. The Twits makes it real : )
Date published: 2014-01-24
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