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Community Level 5Brummie699


What a Silly Name for a Book! Review with images

AdvantagesBrilliantly written, wonderful story

DisadvantagesWill appeal to younger children mainly.

"...nightmare. Not in a Jack the Ripper kind of worst nightmare way but simply mean as in mean and awful. Mr Twit has a hairy face; Mrs Twit is simply ugly. Mr Twit gets all kinds of things stuck in his beard. Oh there’s maggoty green cheese, mouldy old Cornflakes and even a slimy tail of tinned sardine. In fact, Mr Twit never goes hungry. He simply sticks his tongue out, curls it sideways and explores the hairy jungle around his mouth. Mrs Twit wasn’t ..." Read review

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Community Level 7stuleg



AdvantagesBeautiful story and Characters

DisadvantagesDon`t be daft it`s by Roald Dahl

"...was a very hairy-faced man. The whole of his face except for his forehead, his eyes and his nose was covered with thick hair. The stuff even sprouted in revolting tufts out of his nostrils and ear-holes” What a disgusting couple Mr and Mrs Twit are, they never wash and they detest children. They are never happier than when they are playing tricks on each other, Mrs Twit thinks it hilarious to take out her glass eye and hide it in Mr Twits beer, ..." Read review

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How to be a Twit! Review with images

AdvantagesIt’s hilarious and it’s Roald Dahl.

DisadvantagesNot to be taken too seriously.

"The first idea for this book apparently came to the author while still at school. In an exercise book with ideas that he jotted down for stories, he wrote, “do something against beards.” This was because he never understood why some men wanted to hide their faces behind large bushy beards. Roald Dahl said, “Writing is all propaganda, in a sense. You can get at greediness and selfishness by making them look ridiculous. The greatest attribute of ..." Read review

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Mugglewumps V the Twits Review with images

AdvantagesFunny and disgusting!


"...avid reader, and I caught the bug from her. I spent hours digesting endless stories such as The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. I read The Twits when it first came out in 1980 and I was 9 years old, the same age that my son is now. I read this book from cover to cover in about a day, and have loved it ever since. My son recently came home from school with this book. His challenge was to read it all, as he ..." Read review

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Community Level 6LR_17


Mr and Mrs Twit are twits!

AdvantagesA wonderful childrens book!

DisadvantagesDon't encourage kids to take seriously what's in this book.

"...one is called: THE TWITS On to the story! Mr and Mrs Twit were a throughly nasty pair of people. They were old, nasty, cruel and unforgiving, but most of all...they were twits! They were born twits and have been the same all their lives. Their house has no windows as it's all bricked up except for the doors and the garden is full of weeds and nettles to keep out little girls and boys. Mr and Mrs Twit don't wash or groom and are two of the ..." Read review

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The Twits

AdvantagesFunny, enjoyable read, great pictures.

DisadvantagesDisgusting in parts!

"...them. Roald Dahl has the skill to write books which appeal to both children and adults. He writes with a unique style of wit, wicked humour and usually some disgusting parts thrown in as well. The Twits is a fine example of his writing and still captures children's imaginations today. The Plot ============ The main characters in this book are Mr and Mrs Twit, as you can probably guess from their names they are not the smartest folk on the ..." Read review

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Community Level 7Mattroberts


You're The Twit, Mr Dahl!

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"...week, I decided to re-read, The Twits that I hadn't read since I was six. I didn't remember any of the stories, all I recalled, was that it was the first book I read in one sitting. It took me an hour back then, and I still remember how chuffed I was at that time. So, last week after watching an installment of Pop Idol, I decided to turn the television off, and I began to read Roald Dahl's classic - The Twits. I really, didn't know what to expect ..." Read review

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Community Level 5britum2000


The very best of children's humour.

AdvantagesA great and truly funny kid's story.

DisadvantagesAbsoluteltly none, you'll love it.

"One of the real pleasures of teaching was to sit down comfortably in the book corner with the kids in the last half hour of a busy day, the best was always Friday for obvious reasons, and read to them. Not just read but perform the story, do all the silly voices, and even act out the more graphic and physical parts of the narrative. I would like to think that the best of parents, the ones whose kids have a real love of stories and books, already do ..." Read review

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Community Level 6bazzaolear...


Are You A Twit?????

AdvantagesFunny, Great Read


"...my teacher reading it to the class. Me and all my class mates were sitting on the carpet laughing away at the hilarious story. We all loved this book and I think we all still do. It is a humorous story all the way through. About the Twits --------------------- The Twits (Mr. and Mrs. Twit) hate each other like mad but they stay together which I think they probably stay together because they love being horrible to each other. For starters Mr. ..." Read review

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Community Level 8daisyleex


"If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face.." Review with images



"== The Twits == '''by Roald Dahl''' The Twits will always have a special place in my heart. I even played the role of the Roly Poly Bird during a 'The Twits' play we did at school in year 7, in which I donned a plastic beak and an orange sequined leotard that gave me the flattering (!) appearence of an oompa loompa with a beak. The Twits really is a brilliant book, though. I loved it when I was younger, and love it even more than i'm an adult, mainly ..." Read review

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Mr and Mrs Vulgar

AdvantagesGreat for kids and adults alike.

DisadvantagesNot enough of it!

"...secret ambition is to create the first ever upside-down monkey circus. Mr Twit also sticks sticky glue to an old dead tree in their garden so that when birds land on it they get stuck and he can pick them off and give them to Mrs Twit to make Bird Pie Supper. An extremely coarse couple, and one that can only be created from the master of this kind of children's book - Roald Dahl. But the Twits are not only vulgar in mind, they are vulgar physically ..." Read review

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Community Level 5baeswoman


You would be a twit to miss this

AdvantagesBird Pie?

DisadvantagesMen with beards beware.You may be judged as a Mr Twit

"What a book! Staggering into the ladies loo in a local nightspot, somewhat 'tired and emotional' a voice came from a young lady sitting in a cubicle smoking a cigarette; "Hello miss, remember me?" Well you can't say 'No' can you! "I remember being in your class,miss. I remember you reading The Twits to us. Do you remember telling us to look closely at our headmasters beard because he'd probably got stuff in it like Mr Twit" I thought ..." Read review

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TWIT !!!



"THE TWITS! ========== AUTHOR: ======== Roald Dahl. MAIN CHARACTERS: ================= Mr & Mrs Twit. A family of monkeys called the Muggle-Wumps. The Roly-Poly Bird. THE PLOT: ========= Mr and Mrs Twit are an old, miserable and grotesque couple who try to do the worst possible thing to each other. They are also horrible to the Muggle-Wumps who are a family of monkeys which the Twits keep in a cage and make stand upside down ..." Read review

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A Dahl Classic

AdvantagesAppeals to everyone aged 6-60

DisadvantagesLacks sophisicated humour

"...years later, a true classic. The reader is drawn in from the off set to the revolting and often cruel world of Mr and Mrs Twit. The first half of the book deals with the turbulent relationship between the couple as they plot revenge on each other in the form of a series of practical jokes. The story then moves on to the Twits' pet monkeys. Kept in a cage in the garden and forced to stand on their heads for long periods of time, they plan a devious ..." Read review

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Community Level 3mightyd


Fueding Husband and Wife always cracks me up!!!!!

AdvantagesHilarious and my favourite book during my childhood

DisadvantagesIs there such thing in roald Dahl's books?

"...has got to one of the best of the bunch along with the rest of Roald dahl's collection. I reccommend it greatly! I read it as a child numerous times with the addition of school teachers who also read it to me, and not once did i ever get sick of it. Please, for the sake of the children, read it to them and they will enjoy it. I was thinking more on the lines of day by day bedtime stories- all funny and lighthearted so no need to worry about the ..." Read review

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