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 u...more
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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...more
I swear to myself (and on a stack of bibles) that I had already reviewed T...more
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...more
The Twits is a funny tale and I loved the characters. Roald Dahl always makes me laugh with his fun short stories. The illustrations were absolutely brilliant! The mischief that Mr and Mrs. Twit get up to is hilarious, and they are such negative people its just unbelievable. So much for a loving marriage. I'd love to know how they met. Wouldnt everyone love a prequel. It was a bit sad at the end, but, eh, that's how it goes. Overall, this was a funny read and I'd definitely read it...more
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...more
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...more
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
First Published: 1979 with illustrations by Blake.
My edition includes extensive, child-appealing biographies of Dahl and Blake.
While doing all this reading-aloud, I've been discussing it with my family. And it apparently inspired them. On a recent drive to their Holiday House (3 hours away) my SiL read "The Twits" to her kids. The very hard to please 6yo has asked for repeated reads. "The Twits" fits the bill as a book children want to read, that adult...more
The Twits is no exception. Mr. and Mrs. Twit are terrible human beings, with ugly thoughts, ugly actions, and equally ugly appearances. They despise each other and everyone else in the world...more
The Twits are two horrible, disgusting people, who like to play mean pranks on each other and other people. Cruel to animals and just downright nasty, these are villains who you will loathe!
The imagery and description are, of course, very vivid and their appearance is just plain gruesome. Dahl uses his unique brand of humor and just the right amount of grossness, to intrigue and captivate a young child.
The Twits is a book about an elderly couple who hate children,treat their animals horribly and spend a considerable amount of their time planning tricks to play on each other.To retell the story with few simple sentences would not do it any justice .The real power of the book is the language that the author uses to describe his charac...more
Husband and Wife - The Twits are such great characters for the children to picture in their minds as the reader reads the book. Roald Dahl has peppered this book with imagery that will stay with children forever, I know that it had the same effect on me.
I found that this book was great to read aloud as it introduced many opportunities to use a wide range of expression filled voices and tones. Especially the The Twits themselves, the children loved my impressions of their two ve...more
Roald Dahl was the author who made me love books.I remember being seven years old and visiting the bookshop with my grandparents.Every week they would buy me a Roald Dahl book.God I finished the book in one day!How I loved Charlie and Matilda and The BFG...So when my sister grew old enough in order to teach her how to read I gave her my legacy: Roald Dahl's books.Of course she loved them as much as I did.
Today while I looked around her bookshelves I had the pleasant su...more
"If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts everyday, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly 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 teet...more
The twits is a Roald Dahl story which starts by introducing a miserable married couple known as The Twits. The first part of the book explores all the undesirable qualities and behaviours of The Twits, from Mr Twits food-filled dirty beard, and Mrs Twits old glass eye, to cooking Bird Pie and discussing how much they hate children. When the fantastically named Roly-Poly Bird and Muggle-Wump Monkeys decide to get even with the couple, chaos unfolds, and Roald Dahl’s fantastic imaginat...more
Jangan dibayangkan kalau mengerjai yang saya bilang disini adalah dengan saling mengitiki pasangan masing-masing jadi tambah mesra, atau membuat makan malam kejutan supaya ikatan kasih sayang semakin mendalam.... Jangan.. Buang pikiran itu jauh-jauh..
Soalnya, Mr Twit menunjukkan kasih sayang ke istrinya dengan menaruh kodok di tempat t...more
I remember enjoying it and the nasty tricks the Twits played on each other when I was in elementary school and reading all of Dahl's other books, but as an adult, I think I was more disgusted by the Twits than amused.
However, it is a short read, and as I said, delightfully horrid at tim...more
Mr Twit has a huge beard, which has gone unwashed for a long time and contains treats such as old corn...more
However, the birds and the monkey grew very tired of this and one day decided to teach the twits a lesson. While the twits were out and about, the monkeys and the birds turned everything in the house upside down. When...more
Dahl's first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya. Today the story is published as "A Piece of...more
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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.”