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Annok iplik

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  14,547 ratings  ·  634 reviews
Annok iplik on kilpikonnakieltä. Herra Hapuli opettaa naapurilleen rouva Hopialle, että kilpikonnat ymmärtävät vain takaperin kirjoitettuja sanoja ja tekee rouvan onnelliseksi, kun tämä näkee kilpikonnansa kasvavan isoksi, kun sille puhuu sen omalla kielellä. Annok iplik on onnellinen tarina, jota aikuiset voivat lukea lapsille.
Hardcover, 63 pages
Published 1993 by Art House (first published January 1st 1990)
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Fuck this book. Don't read it to your kids. That's the short version.

If you want the longer version, settle in. We're going to have a bumpy ride.

Also. There's spoilers here. And cussing. And some indignation. Be warned.

I've always thought of myself as a bit of Roald Dahl fan. I read BFG growing up and loved it. I watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and loved it.

But recently, my love dimmed a little when I read James and the Giant Peach, a book that was a serious boatload of meh. A nickel's...more
Mar 19, 2008 sarafem rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: animal abusers, compulsive liars, and other immoral people who would enjoy a quick read.
At first I thought "Awww...pretty cute story!" And then Reality-Sara bitchslapped mushy All-Books-Are-Super!-Sara because this story breaks all former immorality and suckosity records in the entire world history of written word.

Esio Trot tells our young children that we can all build beautiful relationships built upon deceit and lies and obsession. They also learn that men are clever and women are idiots, and that it's quite all right to neglect your interchangeable and therefore worthless pets....more
Bunga Mawar
Kalau kamu suka pada seseorang, baiklah cepat sampaikan kepadanya. Lihat apa yang berikutnya terjadi. Karena belum tentu besok kamu masih suka. Atau kalaupun masih, siapa tahu akan ada orang lain yang duluan menyatakan suka padanya, sehingga mereka hidup bahagia bersama saling menyukai tanpa mengajak2 kamu. Atau sebenarnya dia pun suka padamu tapi tidak berani bilang, dan jadilah kalian hidup merana seumur2 tanpa tahu bahwa kalian saling suka.

Demikianlah pesan moral cerita Aruk-aruk ini, tentang...more
Jan 21, 2008 Allison rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: roald-dahl
I've read Roald Dahl's books probably about 5 times each. They are primarily for kids, but I even picked them up and read them again just this last summer. You should experience him at least once in your lifetime. They all have a twist in the end and are brilliantly original and creative.
Harun Harahap
Ay nupma eda2 eja aynedi dlaor lhad. Amo-apo tineg gnay aynnaukalek kag huaj irad gba habmatid aruk-aruk nad asahab kilab naklisahgnem atirec gnay repus ucul.
Karla (Mossy Love Grotto)
Some reviews for this book bring up interesting issues (women are dumb, animals are objects), but it just goes to show that people read the same things differently.

When I was done with this I felt the bigger point was that Mr. Hoppy went through so much trouble to impress Miss Silver with his magical turtle whispering and then, when he finally declares his love, she asks what kept him so long. I thought that was the message (Keep It Simple, Stupid), not that being a liar and a callous user of tu...more
I didn't know what this one was about when I grabbed it. I thought maybe "Esio Trot" was the name of a foreign little boy. Turns out it's "tortoise" spelled backwards.
This one's kinda dumb. It was published the year Roald Dahl died, and I think he'd lost his edge by then. I'll give it three stars, though, because I would have liked it when I was at the appropriate age.

My kid self would have liked this book because we used to have turtles as pets. Not tortoises like in the book, but those littl...more
Mr. Hoppy loves Miss Silver. Miss Silver loves her tortoise, Alfie. (Side note: the author points out that all of this takes place before England put a ban on importing tortoises from North Africa, so all future events are okay, based on their historical context...basically.) Mr. Hoppy has never been able to act on this love because he is too shy to do anything about it. So, to win her affection, he tells her that her tortoise will get bigger if she whispers a little chant to him. He then goes o...more
Khalida wahid
Esio Trot is a charming short story about an older gentleman and how he goes about to win the heart of his neighbour who he is very much in love with.
Mr. Hoppy is in love with Mrs. Silver and he spends much of his time leaning over his balcony to talk with her while she tends to her flowers and her beloved pet tortoise Alfie. Mrs Silver gives all her attention to Alfie and Mr. Hoppy soon devise’s a cunning plan to win Mrs Silver’s attention and heart and plays on her concern of Alfie’s slow grow...more
Jennifer Lavonier
A quick note about the title, Esio Trot is tortoise spelled backwards.

Mr. Hoppy lives upstairs from Mrs. Silver. He’s quite smitten with her but he’s also quite shy. He often converses with her from their respective balconies but just that requires all courage he can muster. Mrs. Silver has a pet tortoise, Alfie that she is quite fond of. Alfie’s lived with her for eleven years (I myself have had a pet turtle for 19 years) and in that time he has only gained three ounces. Mrs. Silver is desperat...more
What the hell, Roald Dahl?

(view spoiler)

I can't even.

I can't.

What the hell.

Yumi Learner
I read Esio Trot as my 20th book this year in English to improve my reading skills. The book is written for children, and has only 64 pages. So, it was easy for me to read, but the story was very cute. I really enjoyed reading it. I'm a fan of the book author, Roald Dahl, and I think from younger to eldly all kinds of people can enjoy his books.

I loved the idea that Mr Hoppy tried to get Mrs. Silver in the book even though the idea is quite simple. The book is full of witness, and if people wan...more
"Esio Trot" by Roald Dahl was a great book about a man named Mr. Hoppy who is trying to figure out a way to tell the love of his life the way he truly feels about her. He connects with her through a small turtle that the woman owns and loves. He does certain things that make the woman think that Mr. Hoppy has special powers. I think this book was really good and would recommend this to ages 8 and up. I think it would be too advanced for ages lower than 8 and I think anyone would enjoy reading it...more
Carl Koch
I read "Esio Trot" by Roald Dahl. Mr. Hoppy has always had a crush on Mrs. Silver, his close neighbor. When she says she'd do anything for her turtle to grow, Mr. Hoppy immediately takes the chance to try and impress her. He tells her to recite a magical saying to her turtle three times a day and he will double in size in two months. He then switches the turtles when she is at work, each one slightly bigger than the last. Finally Mrs. Silver realizes that her turtle has doubled in size and invit...more
Morgan Wilson
"Estio Trot" is a book about Mr. Hoppy, who is in love with his neighbor, Mrs. Silver. There is only one slight problem, Mrs. Silver's heart belongs to her pet tortoise, Alfie. One morning while Mr. Hoppy and Mrs. Silver were exchanging their daily hellos, she mentioned to him how Alfie is too small. She was devastated that Alfie was not growing at all and had the feeling he was sad because of it. Mr. Hoppy was a very clever man and came up with a plan that would make Alfie grow and also win the...more
John Jorgensen

plot: In this story, Mr. Hoppy is a lonely man who tries to get his neighbor Mrs. Silver to pay attention to him. He attempts to get her to notice him by going through the tortoise. Mrs. Silver wants Alfie to grow bigger. Mr. Hoppy gets Mrs. Silver to say a magic spell to make the tortoise grow up. To make this happen, Mr. Hoppy buys a bunch of different weight and sized tortoises to make Mrs. Silver believe that he knows what he is talking about.

Characters: Mr. Hoppy is a old man who is really...more
Jan 15, 2008 Georgia rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone (i think)
Shelves: school
This book is short but it is the right length for the story (so don't be put off by the length)!
This looks stupid, but it's one of my FAVORITE books.
Tara O'
Esio Trot written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.
This story is about a shy man Mr Hoppy who lives alone and has retired from work, leaving him now lonelier than ever. Mr Hoppy has two loves in his life: One, the flowers he grows on his balcony and two, a secret he kept entirely to himself, his love for Mrs Silver. Mrs Silver lives in the flat just below him. She is a widow and lives alone just like Mr Hoppy. Every morning Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver exchanged polite conversation from...more
En el libro Agu Trot por: Roald Dahl, fue una persona llamada Señor Hoppy. En el balcón debajo de señor Hoppy fue una mujer llamada señora Silver. Señora Silver tiene una tortuga llamada Alfie. Señora Silver es un poco mala porque Alfie no pesa mucho [pesa cuatrocientos gramas]. Señor Hoppy tenía una buena idea: señor Hoppy va comprar 140 tortugas. Señor Hoppy dio un papel a señora Silver, y el papel dice: Agu trot Agu trot etzah royam royam ecerc etahcnih ebus etatnavel … Señor Hoppy cambió la...more
Alexis Kloehn
“Esio Trot” was not exactly what I expected. I figured it was a book about an old guy, an older girl and a turtle. I was right, but the main thing it was about was the old guy trying to win over the girl through her turtle that she loved so much. He lived above her in an apartment building and his patio overlooked hers. Every morning he would look over and see her playing with her turtle and talking to it. One day she told him that she just wished that her turtle would gain some weight and she w...more
Salma Khatun
This book is about Mr Hoppy who is in love with Mrs Silver. However Mrs Silver gives all her love to her pet tortoise, Alfie. Therefore, Mr Hoppy comes up with a plan to win Mrs Silver's love. Mrs Silver wants Alfie to grow a little so Mr Hoppy gives her a poem to read to Alfie everyday which will apparently help Alfie grow.

Meanwhile, Mr Hoppy buys a whole lot of tortoises and ensures that they are fed well. Whilst Mrs Silver goes to work, Mr Hoppy then swaps Alfie with one of his tortoises. He...more
Nadia Fadhillah
Lucu ada cara si Kakek ngedapetin hatinya Janda yang udah lama diincernya untuk dijadikan istri.
Bisa aja, haha. Kakek namanya Mr. Hoppy, dan si ibu ini namanya Mrs. Silver.

Ceritanya ada Mr. Hoppy jatuh cinta pada Mrs. Silver yang tinggal di bawah rumahnya. Beranda Mr. Hoppy penuh dengan pepohonan dalam pot, sedangkan beranda Mrs. Silver lebih besar namun hanya berisi Kura-kura piarannya.

Suatu hari Mrs. Silver ingin sekali kura-kuranya menjadi besar, karena selama sebelas tahun terakhir, berat ku...more
Tom Stickings
Esio Trot is the story of an old man and his secret love for the neighbour in the flat below. The man, Mr Hoppy, is too shy to tell the lady in question, Mrs Silver, how he truly feels, but when she tells him of her worries about the slow growth of her beloved pet tortoise, Mr Hoppy promises her he can make her tortoise grow. Mr Happy buys one hundred and forty tortoises and, by repeatedly switching them round, tricks Mrs Silver into believing her pet is growing. Mrs Silver is so delighted she a...more
I personally enjoyed reading this book because I immediately wanted to know what was going to happen after reading the first page.

The story entails the life of Mr Hoppy, an old man who has two loves in life, his flowers and his neighbour Mrs Silver who lives directly underneath him. However, she has a different love of her own, Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr Hoppy would do anything to please Mrs Silver and one can see from the opening pages that he is quite jealous of Alife.

Surprisingly, he uses Al...more
Louise Arnott
Another one of Roald Dahl's amazing well illustrated children's books. This is only a short story and it is about a man who lives upstairs to a women he admires. The lady owns a small tortoise and wants to see him grow bigger. Mr Hoppy thinks of a plan to make this happen over night. He tells Mrs silver to say a rhyme to the tortoise which doesn't make much sense but is 'tortoise grow bigger spelt backwards' he then goes out to buy bigger tortoise's and replaces her tortoise with a slightly larg...more
There was a little turtle that was called Alfie. And Mr. Hoppy loves Ms. Silver a lot. When Silver brought Alfie home, she named her Alfie. Mr. Hoppy liked this name, too! So often every day, Mr. Hoppy would come down to help Ms. Silver to feed Alfie. One day, Mr. Hoppy went down to Ms Silver's balcony and took Alfie with his tool. Mr. Hoppy brought Alfie to a pet store that only sells turtle. Mr. Hoppy ask the cashier man that he needed a lot of turtle that looked like Alfie. When they got home...more
Trevor Schmoldt
"Esio Trot" by Roald Dahl is a decent book, but not one of my favorites by any means. "Esio Trot" was a weird story. The book was easy to follow and easy to read, but the man in the book was creepy. To me it sounded as if the man was stalking his neighbor because he liked her.I really liked how far Mr. Hoppy would go to win the heart of his beloved Mrs. Silver. However, I was disappointed at the end that he lacked the courage to admit to his deception.

Mr. Hoppy lives upstairs from Mrs. Silver. H...more
Bryce Akey
“Esio Trot” is about an old man named Mr. Hoppy. He lives in a large apartment building. He is in love with the women that lives in the apartment below him. Her name is Mrs. Silver, and she has a tortoise named Alfie. She loves Alfie more than anything in the world. Mr. Hoppy wishes he could some how get Mrs. Silver to like him. Suddenly, Mr. Hoppy gets an idea. He decides that he is going to take Alfie and replace him with a bigger one, because Mrs. Silver wants Alfie to grow. He tells Mrs. Sil...more
Pertama ngeliat sampulnya dan ngeh kalo ini bukunya Opa Dahl, tanpa pikir panjang langsung ditenteng. Apalagi cuma goceng coy...!!! Mantab daahh!!! Masa iyak kagak kita bawa ke kasir?? xp

Sama seperti yang lain-lain, sempet bingung sama judul Esio Trot. Ditambah lagi di bawah ada tambahan kata "Aruk-aruk". Sempet mikir kalo jangan-jangan "aruk-aruk" itu salah satu jenis spesies kura-kura (soalnya di covernya ada Opa Hoppy sama Oma Silver plus kura-kura). Nggak nyangka kalo ternyata "aruk-aruk" i...more
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Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940's with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors.

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“Tortoise, Tortoise get bigger, bigger. Come on Tortoise grow up, puff up, shoot up! Spring up, Blow up swell up! Gorge! Guzzle! Stuff! Gulp! Put on fat, Tortoise, Put on fat! get on, Get on! Gobble food!!” 1 likes
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