Reader Reviewed Twit by Stephen Cole


Written by Stephen Cole
Illustrated by Jane Porter
Part of the Early Reader Series

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Poor little Twit is always having mean tricks played on him by his big brothers, Boggle, Bumf and Baffle. One trick too far and Twit is left stuck in a hole where Norma the vole comes to is rescue. The two unlikely companions soon become firm friends and work together to teach Twits brothers that he’s not such a twit after all.

A brand new Early Reader story about the adventures of a dim and raggedy owl named Twit, from bestselling author Steve Cole.

Blue Early Reader books are the first stepping stone to independent reading, perfect for sharing and reading together.

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Tracey and Robyn, age 5 - 'Robyn loved Twit...We found the story funny and engaging. The illustrations were brilliant and really helped to tell the story.' Read full review >
  • Emma Johnson, age 4 - 'Emma loved reading this book together and it has really encouraged her to read harder books all on her own.' Read full review >
  • Peggy Howarth, age 6 - 'I loved this book , Twit the Owl is a very sweet Owl who is a little bit dim...I have read the book six times already, I love it.' Read full review >
  • Florence Bridgeman, age 4 - 'The adventure of a little owl with older brothers who like tricking him till one day he gets his own back! Perfect for little readers!' Read full review >
  • James McNichol, age 4 - 'A short story about a little owl called Twit who learns to stick up for himself...Overall it’s a lovely book and good for children who are just starting to read.' Read full review >
  • Elliot Bateman, age 6 - 'I liked the silly things that Twit did, like getting stuck in a hole.  They were very funny.' Read full review >
  • Rob (and mum), age 4 - 'A humorous story for young 'early readers' who find chapter books a little daunting.' Read full review >
  • Nate Anderson, age 6 - 'I think Twit is great. I like it when Twit says "thank you for telling me to stick myself up" instead of "stick up for myself"'  Read full review >


Twit by Stephen Cole

Twit is a raggedy little owl whose brothers love to play tricks on him. It gets him into all sorts of trouble! But that all changes when Twit meets Norma, a clever little vole. All of a sudden, Twit's brothers had better watch out - Norma and Twit might just have a trick of their own to play.

Early Readers from Orion Children's Books are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Each one is full colour throughout with big bold illustrations on every page.


Another great Early Reader, with a few valuable life lessons woven into the story. We give it a big thumbs up. -- Over 40 And a Mum to One Over 40 And a Mum to One

About the Author

Stephen Cole

Steve Cole has now sold close to 2 million books and is one of the most prolific children’s authors in the UK. He writes in a secret cottage not far from his home to avoid the distractions of modern day life. From magazine editor to author, Steve has had a varied career and can talk about juggling it all with a family, he is also space obsessed and is available to write features on Is There Life On Other Worlds? Steve is now the new author for the Young Bond series.

He is married with two children and lives in Buckinghamshire.

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Book Info


80 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

3rd October 2013




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