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The Twits. Roald Dahl

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  68,599 ratings  ·  1,895 reviews
Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty. So the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch a plan to give them just the ghastly surprise they deserve. This is a tale with an ingenious twist, perfectly complemented with colour illustrations by Quentin Blake.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Jonathan Cape (first published 1980)
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Twits are ugly people who do horrible things to each other and others. They are not nice, and they are negative people who have been negative so long that the negativity has made them ugly.

On Monday I was going to write a review that just said that I'm a twit. Which isn't really true, I'm generally a only a slightly negative person, bordering on neutral and I don't do things intentionally to try to cause other people harm. Sometimes I do turn incredibly negative though and then I come out swing
Anthony Vacca
Dahl's The Twits is at its finest during the first half of the book which relates various highlights in the comedy of cruelty that is the marriage between the two eponymous grotesques, Mr and Mrs Twit. When Mrs Twit isn't serving Mr Twit a bowl of worms or hiding her glass eye in his after-supper beer, and when Mr Twit isn't playing a fucked-up mind game on Mrs Twit - such as carving away an inch of his wife's cane, day by day, so that he can trick her into thinking she is slowly but surely shri ...more
Dec 03, 2010 Mariel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ratatouille
Recommended to Mariel by: Lester
My birds and I got into a big literary debate this morning. The book was Dahl's The Twits. Lester the Molestor maintains that I would be more delicious in a pie. My vote is for a hearty bird pie. You are what you eat. Who would want to be me? There is a big hungry gator waiting for us to decide. She said we might settle it over a scrabble game... We lost. It was Lester's fault! He doesn't know enough Q words....
I'm scared.
I swear to myself (and on a stack of bibles) that I had already reviewed T
MJ Nicholls
An allegory on post-Communist Götterdämmerung qua Joseph Stalin or an attack on hairy-faced men?




We can only speculate.
If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
-The Twits, Roald Dahl
Quite funny and entertaining, not as good as The BFG or Matilda though.

I kind of loved Mr and Mrs Twit, despite them being horrible to everyone. I thought the nasty tricks they played on each other and names they called each other were actually kind of cute, they both were just so well suited each other (unlike most fictional couples). They might just be my OTP.
Judul bukunya membuat gue tertarik sekali.
Eh.. Apa ini? The Twits? Roald Dahl? Hah? Roald Dahl nulis buku tentang Twitter? *ditampar pake kandang burung warna biru*.
Sampe-sampe gue buka kamus untuk tahu apa sih arti twit itu sebenernya?

Twit (Noun. Informal)
A silly or foolish person.

Yeah okay. I got the idea. Maksudnya, buku ini bercerita tentang orang-orang yang jadi konyol karena kebanyakan update status Twitter dong? *dipatok burung pemakan bangkai* *matek*.

Abaikan bagian tadi :D
Anyways, kada
Mar 10, 2015 FeReSHte rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to FeReSHte by: Sara Alaee
Shelves: young-adult, humour
ظاهرت زشت نخواهد بود مگر این که اعمال و افکارت زشت باشند
و ظاهرت دوست داشتنی و زیبا نخواهد شد مگر این که قلب زیبایی داشته باشی
شاید همه ی پیام نویسنده لابلای ماجراهای آقا و خانم توییت همین بود

واقعن درآوردن همچین داستان مفرح و جالبی واسه ژانر کودک و نوجوان با دو تا شخصیت اصلی بدجنس و زشت و چندش آور کلی مهارت و نبوغ میخواد
Sara Alaee
Funny childish story of a couple who do nasty things to each other and the birds and the monkeys. Finally the monkeys and birds take revenge by turning the Twits’ house upside down.

So creative! I loved it and yet I think there’s more to this story than just meets the eyes (the bearded face descriptions, cruelty and its relation to ugliness, standing on head instead of feet and then shrinking looks like social or even political(?) criticism to me!).

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be
Shelle Klein Houser
Archer and I love this book! It's funny and evil and typical Dahl, it's fun to read out loud (or to yourself if you're not reading to a child) and there's an unrealized circus act full of upside-down monkeys.

I don't know why I only gave this one two stars to begin with. I read it over and over again when I was little and thought it was great.

When I read it again, though, with my own children, they didn't seem as keen on it. It's definitely not as complex and interesting as Matilda, or James and the Giant Peach, or really any of his more famous books. It's a simple tale of two really horrible people who do horrible things and come to a horrible end. My son found it a bit boring in comparison to the
Great job, Roald Dahl! I have been laughing all the time. It is a very short story but I've enjoyed it a lot.

One of Dahl's gleefully naughty children's books, complete with the most disgusting description of a person's beard ever. I believe that Mr. and Mrs. Twit are two of the most nastiest and horrid characters in children's literature, from their repulsive looks to the mean and horrible tricks they play on one another (Mrs. Twit enjoys hiding her glass eyeball in unexpected places and lacing the spaghetti with worms; Mr. Twit works for weeks to convince his wife that she has "The Shrinks") to being ...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Only Dahl could make such a delightful children's story out of two such miserable, horrid, nasty characters! Of course, he knew how to write an ending that would satisfy our (childish?) sense of justice. It's been years since I read this book, but it was just as I remembered it: delightfully wicked, uproariously funny, and a little sad.

Mr and Mrs Twit are two very ugly people, whose ugliness reflects the ugliness of their hearts. They live in a windowless brick house, play mean and spiteful tric
Tuyet Truong
The last time I read this book was when I was a junior at primary school. I reread this up to remind me why Roald Dahl was one of my favourite childhood authors.

The Twits are two horrid individuals who seem to hate each other as much as they hate everyone else. They spend their days playing nasty tricks on each other, which include making worm spaghetti and putting frogs in the other's bed. When Mr Twit is not playing tricks on Mrs Twit, he spends his time torturing a family of monkeys by making
Roald Dahl was my first literary love, but I never dared to read this book. Those two people on the cover were so scary. They looked at me like they wanted to abuse me, or something. Having finally read it almost twenty years later, I was a bit disappointed. The first half of the book was pretty good. Watching the Twits being simply gross, mean and secretive was great fun. I think a core part of children’s literature is simply making fun of adults. After this initial characterisation and sequenc ...more
Nikki May
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Just like the rest of Roald Dahl's books, The Twits is hilarious and offers great words to live by.

It is basically about a ghastly couple known as The Twits and how their vile behavior towards others lead them to their own death.

Mr. Twit was a dirty old man with a revolting, unkempt beard with bits of leftover food stuck in it and his wife was an ugly old lady who had a glass eye.They were very unpleasant people and this showed in the way they looked and where they lived. The Twits used to be v
Tyler Hill
The Twits is a brief, absurdist romp, starring the titular couple, a loathsome pair described in humorous, disgusting detail (as a bearded male, I had to chuckle as Dahl's obvious dislike of facial hair); and who spend the first third of the book playing increasingly mean-spirited pranks on each other.

Then, right when you begin to wonder if there will be a conventional plot, we are introduced to the monkeys that the Twits keep captive, and Mr. Twits unique bird catching method, and the story ge
Rexanne Cosico
I will never look at men with beards the same way ever again.

The Twits-Mr. and Mrs. Twits, are horrible people who hate each other and pretty much everything else they can hate. They are both untidy, unpleasant, unkind and any other negative adjective you can think of.

For a children's book, the horrible and disgusting things they did to themselves and to each other is pretty disgusting, haha. I found myself cringing a time or two.

Oddly enough, despite being the disgusting villains, The Twits
Christine Blachford
As a kid, The Twits was never one of my favourite Dahl stories. It's all a bit grizzly with disgusting beards, trees with glue on and upside down monkeys. Great, imaginative stuff, but not really what I liked. Well, actually, the upside monkeys were okay.

As an adult, this book is brilliant. Mostly because it ticks an item off my Big Read list, and only took half an hour to finish. Actually, it's a fine little story, typical Dahl. Two quite despicable creatures are truly awful to each other and t
Urfan Ashraf
The Twits is a story about a spiteful couple called the twits who live together with their pet monkeys the Muggle Wumps and are always playing mean tricks on each other. If that wasn't enough they also treat those around them poorly. This results in the Muggle Wumps playing a trick of their own and convincing the twits that they are shrinking by gluing all their furniture onto the roof of their home.

I like this book because I feel that Roald Dahl uses humour to great effect, with lots of vivid
Burçak Kılıç
Charlie'nin çikolata fabrikası kitabını eğlenerek okumuştum. Yazarın yine beni güldüreceğini düşünerek buna da başladım ve hemen bitti :) İyiki okumuşum kitap çocuklara yönelik de olsa yetişkinlerde eğlence amaçlı okuyabilir. Çoğu yetişkin kitabından daha iyi bence.

Bay ve Bayan Kıl'ın iğrençliklerini, birbirlerine yaptıkları iğrenç şakalara gül gül öldüm. Özellikle Bayan Kıl'ın KISAL hastalığına yakalandığını düşünüp Bay Kıl'a kendini balonlarla gerdirmesi çok komikti :D

Konu olarak da bu iki iğ
Jan 29, 2014 Alex rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: bearded hipsters
Shelves: 2014
A good gift for the bearded Williamsburg hipster in your life.

"What a lot of hairy-faced men there are around nowadays.

When a man grows hair all over his face it is impossible to tell what he really looks like.

Perhaps that's why he does it. He doesn't want you to know.

Then there's the problem of washing."
Oct 07, 2008 83star rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: every one
Recommended to 83star by: no one
My book is The Twits the author is Roald Dahl. The illustrater is Quentin Blake.It's about two really nasty people Mr.and Mrs. Twit.Both of them catch birds to make bird pie's. Mr. Twit has all kinds of suff in his hair around his face like for example corn flakes and tinned sardine.
What I was thinking about when i was reading this book is that Mr.and Mrs.Twit were really mean . Poor little mokeys had to live with them. I could already imagen how they looked.I wonder how they made birds into p
Nicole Bishop
The Twits is a funny story about Mr and Mrs Twit who enjoy playing tricks on each other. They also hate children, and are not very nice to animals, which results in them causing a lot of mischief. The story follows their adventures, and ends with Mr and Mrs Twit becoming involved in a very tricky situation. I really enjoyed this book because it was very entertaining, and kept me laughing throughout. I feel that it would be mostly enjoyed by children aged 7-11 years old. It would be an ideal book ...more
Emily Thor
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The Twits, Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
عنوان: خانواده آقای ابله؛ رولد دال؛ تصویرگر: کوئنتین بلیک؛ مترجم: میرعلی غروی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، نشر مرکز، کتاب مریم، 1381، در 117 ص، مصور، شابک: 9789643055349؛ گروه سنی ج، موضوع: داستانهای تخیلی برای کودکان از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م

عنوان: بدحنس ها؛ رولد دال؛ تصویرگر: کوئنتین بلیک؛ مترجم: محبوبه نجف خانی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، افق، کتابهای فندق، 1383، در 84 ص، مصور، شابک: ایکس 964369173؛ گروه سنی ج، موضوع: داستانهای تخیلی
So I continued my Roald Dahl reading binge.

This book is about Mr and Mrs Twits and the terrible things they do to each others and to like every other living thing around them - they terrorize their pet monkeys, the birds that perch on the tree on their yard and the children in their neighborhood.

Th twits are "ugly" (as what the book described) inside and out. The story advised that it was their negativity towards life that made them even uglier.

The book is very short. I read it in just one sit
Elliot Chalom
I picked up this book and Dahl's The Magic Finger at the same time, with an eye towards giving them to my 7-year old son to read. But first I wanted to read them for myself, having read that "All of Dahl's stories have this chaos and menace where the readers are encouraged to smack their lips over the downfall of nasty people. To me, that has a delicious, yet unsavory, vibe." Sure enough, while I personally enjoyed The Magic Finger, I decided that it was probably too messed up to give to my kid. ...more
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“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
“Mr. Twit was a twit. He was born a twit. And, now at the age of sixty, he was a bigger twit than ever.” 164 likes
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