- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Puffin; New edition edition (14 October 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140314067
- ISBN-13: 978-0140314069
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 0.6 x 19.8 cm
- Customer Reviews: 979 customer ratings
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The Twits (Puffin Books) Paperback – 14 October 2000
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Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.
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This review is for Puffin's Hardcover edition (ISBN : 978-0141362168).
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The story is simple - and the titular characters, Mr and Mrs Twit, are both monstrously horrible and play nasty practical jokes on each other that get increasingly mean and dangerous. The language is great for reading aloud, and the descriptions delightfully vivid. For a story this short, there is a colourful cast of characters, and they emerge later in the story. I like how Dahl establishes the two leads firmly in our minds before introducing us to the others. The chief of these are the Muggle-Wumps, the Twits’ family of pet monkeys from their days as circus trainers. I would love to read their backstory!
In fact, I think the brilliance of Dahl’s writing is how it manages to present all these characters, even the walk-on ones like the postman, and the unfortunate boys who almost get baked in a pie, fully formed, and how it gets the reader wondering about their backstories.
for his enquiring mind. Wasn't too sure at first if my boy was a bit young for the gruesome tricks at the beginning, since he had a bad dream about snails following the worm spaghetti incident. However, the story takes a heroic turn. My little boy loved the Roly Poly Bird and I'm glad to see he stars in 'the enormous crocodile' too. I have no doubt that it will spark his imagination, and contribute to his growing addiction and excitement for books