- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 9684 KB
- Print Length: 100 pages
- Publisher: Puffin; 1 edition (6 September 2007)
- Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002VISNBC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 979 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,336 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Twits Kindle Edition
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Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything?except playing mean jokes on each other, catching unsuspecting birds to put in their bird pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. With the help of Roly-Poly Bird, they set out to get some well-deserved revenge. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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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