The Twits by Roald Dahl

The Twits

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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In this special edition there's a page of disgustingly smelly scratch-and-sniff stickers to decorate Mr Twit's beard included too! Yuck!. Mr and Mrs Twit are possibly the vilest of all Roald Dahl’s creations. They are ugly on the inside, as is evident from the cruel tricks they play on each other and the way they treat the Muggle-Wump monkeys, and utterly disgusting on the outside! The very thought of Mrs Twit’s cooking is enough to make grown-ups turn green, and as for Mr Twit’s beard … It’s hard to think of a book that is better suited to the addition of scratch and sniff stickers than this viscerally effective tale! It should probably come with a warning for adults but children will relish using the very stinky stickers to make Mr Twit’s beard even more disgusting! ~ Andrea Reece

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Mr. Twit - with his filthy beard - and Mrs. Twit - her face grown ugly through bad thoughts - plot against the world and each other. She gives him worms to eat; he sends her ballooning skywards and worse ... A rollicking extravaganza.


The Twits by Roald Dahl

Mr and Mrs Twit are truly revolting. They play terrible tricks on each other, never wash, trap birds for Bird Pie and they hate children. So the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch an ingenious plan give them the ghastly surprise they deserve!

In this special edition there's a page of disgustingly smelly scratch-and-sniff stickers to decorate Mr Twit's beard included too! Yuck!

About the Author

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son.

He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire.

Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was “this business of remembering what it was like to be young”. Roald’s childhood and schooldays are the subject of his autobiography Boy.

Since Roald Dahl’s death, his books have more than maintained their popularity. Total sales of the UK editions are around 37 million, with more than 1 million copies sold every year! Sales have grown particularly strongly in America where Dahl books are now achieving the bestselling status that curiously proved elusive during the author’s lifetime.

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

6th September 2007




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