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The Twits - Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl
The Twits
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Roald Dahl has such an unusual first name due to fact that his parents spelt his name wrong on the Register of Births. From this non-literary background came one of the masters of children's literature. The Twits is one of his many successful and highly entertaining books. The Twits are a ... show more
Roald Dahl has such an unusual first name due to fact that his parents spelt his name wrong on the Register of Births. From this non-literary background came one of the masters of children's literature. The Twits is one of his many successful and highly entertaining books. The Twits are a couple that nobody would like to know. They are hairy, dirty, smelly and generally unpleasant. Roald Dahl's characters are possibly the most horrid people you will ever read about. Mr and Mrs Twit spend their days inventing new ways to be be nasty to each other. Each time Mrs Twit does something bad to Mr Twit, he just invents something worse to do to her. The Twits are not only unpleasant towards each other but they also hate animals. It is because of the Twits' attitude towards animals that we see their really awful side: Mr Twit keeps a family of monkeys that have to spend their days upside down and Mrs Twit likes to make pies with freshly caught birds. Dahl's story, as is characteristic with all his books, has a happy ending. Only how will the animals beat the Twits? --Jon Smith
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141311388 (014131138X)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 87
Edition language: English
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
3.0
A very silly book that has Roald Dahl written all over it. Very entertaining with a little moral thrown in. This is a pretty quick read. I liked the descriptions and illustrations a lot. Since this book was published almost 40 years ago, there is some language in it that many modern parents may not ...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
5.0 5 for 1 Special: Roald Dahl Edition
I don't think I've spent nearly enough time waxing poetic about one of my all-time favorite authors so that's what today's post is all about. Roald Dahl was introduced to me by my best friend roughly 15 years ago. You might know him best as the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, T...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
4.5 The Twits
If I were a man with a beard, or a wife with a husband with a beard, by the time I got to page 5 of The Twits, that beard would have to go. Dahl's description of beards in general, and of the various refuse that made its home in Mr Twit's beard in particular, had me wincing, and Blake's illustration...
Nyx Book Reviews
Nyx Book Reviews rated it
5.0 The Twits by Roald Dahl
Oh, I love The Twits. When rereading I can still remember how I felt reading this lovely disgusting book when I was a little girl of seven. I knew my mum loved Roald Dahl books, and The Twitswas one of the first ones I read because it's so thin. It's a bit younger than The BFG and Mathilda are, but ...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it
3.0 The Twits
The Twits reminded me of the fictional couple in Patton Oswalt's bit about Stella D'oro's breakfast treats.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-oxsMl3iCA
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