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Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty, so the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch an ingenious plan to give them just the ghastly surprise they deserve! This edition has a great new Quentin ...

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Excellent

Brilliantly written, wonderful story

Will appeal to younger children mainly.

Introduction Once you’ve read one Roald Dahl book, you want to read more. “George’s Marvellous Medicine” quickly turned into “The Twits” in a brief hailstorm of Dahl children’s stories. Better still is that I’ve discovered that there are plenty of titles like “The Enormous Crocodile” and “The...

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Excellent

“How to be a Twit!”

published 17/01/2005

It’s hilarious and it’s Roald Dahl.

Not 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...

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Excellent

Beautiful story and Characters

Don`t be daft it`s by Roald Dahl

“Mr Twit 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...

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“You're The Twit, Mr Dahl!”

published 07/12/2003

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Thanks to Malu, setting her wonderful challenge, I have rummaged my book collection to find some of my favourite children's books. I've never thought of going back down that road before, but last week, I decided to re-read, The Twits that I hadn't read since I was six. I didn't remember any of...

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Excellent

“Mugglewumps V the Twits”

published 28/06/2004

Funny and disgusting!

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I was brought up on a diet of Roahl Dahl as a child. My mum was an 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...

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Excellent

“Mr and Mrs Twit are twits!”

published 31/07/2004

A wonderful childrens book!

Don't encourage kids to take seriously what's in t...

Hello Ciaoers! I am continuing in my quest to do reviews on some of my favourite childrens books, and surprise surprise, it's a book by Roald Dahl. This 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...

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Excellent

“Are You A Twit?????”

published 19/03/2007

Funny, Great Read

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I first read this book when I was in first school. I remember 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...

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Excellent

Funny

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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...

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Excellent

A great and truly funny kid's story.

Absoluteltly 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...

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Excellent

“The Twits”

published 25/02/2006

Funny, enjoyable read, great pictures.

Disgusting in parts!

I loved reading Roald Dahl books as a child and even now I still enjoy 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...

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Excellent

“Mr and Mrs Vulgar”

published 13/07/2003

Great for kids and adults alike.

Not enough of it!

Mr and Mrs Twit are not only a couple of twits, they are an really, really nasty couple in their sixties. They like no one; none likes them. They keep four monkeys in a cage outside their windowless house and Mr Twit teaches them to walk upside down - very cruel - as his secret ambition is to...

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Excellent

“TWIT !!!”

published 10/11/2004

HILARIOUS, GREAT FUN, EASY TO READ, ENYOYABLE

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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...

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Excellent

Bird Pie?

Men with beards beware.You may be judged as a Mr T...

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...

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Super

“The Twits”

published 07/03/2004

Funny and fairly short

A little gruesome in places

I first read this in paper back version years ago. I think I also have a copy I bought from a book club at school for about £2.50. It costs about £5 in paper back these days and £10 in hard back. It's also available in audio book version and paper back with cassette. It's supposed to be a book...

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Excellent

“A Dahl Classic”

published 16/10/2006

Appeals to everyone aged 6-60

Lacks sophisicated humour

'The Twits' was first written in 1980 and is still today, more than 25 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...

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