Dahl, Roald The Twits

ISBN 13: 9780141331249

The Twits

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9780141331249: The Twits

The Twits are possibly the nastiest and most digusting of all Roald Dahl's characters.

*** Now with Quentin Blake's illustrious illustrations in full, magificent colour! ***

Frogs in beds; Eyeballs in drinks; Worms in spaghetti

Mr and Mrs Twit are really disgusting. They smell because they never wash, they fight because they play tricks on each other, AND they hate children. But worst of all, they keep monkeys in their back garden. In cages. It's time for the monkeys to get their revenge on these two most revolting creatures . . .

***meet the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird!***

***with a great new cover by Quentin Blake, and a whole exciting section about Roald Dahl and his world***

'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.

Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

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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 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


"Do any Dahl books need recommending? . . . The Twits is funny, enjoyable - with a spooky insight to grown-ups" (Tony Ross Big Issue London)

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Dahl, Roald
Published by Puffin Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 0141331240 ISBN 13: 9780141331249
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141331240

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