The Twits

The Twits


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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG

Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent 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. They don't just want out, they want revenge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142410394
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/16/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 35,372
Product dimensions: 5.07(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site:

Date of Birth:

September 13, 1916

Date of Death:

November 23, 1990

Place of Birth:

Llandaff, Wales, England

Place of Death:

Oxford, England

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The Twits 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 117 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book was great when I read it. it was very hilarious and made me laugh a lot. this book is still awesome to read !!
momof3girlsPC More than 1 year ago
My daughter has dyslexia and this book was chosen for her by her reading teacher. She is in fourth grade, but reads at a 3rd grade level. It totally drew her in and held her interest with Dahl's gross and mean characters, mr. & mrs. Twit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like to read short, funny, entertaining stories that do not get too involved with 'mechanics,' then you will like this book. It's a little gruesome but very funny.
MissT4thGradeClass More than 1 year ago
I read a book called The Twits. The Twits are mean and cruel. But even though The Twits are mean and cruel and disgusting the book is great. Mr. and Mrs. Twit like to play jokes each other too. I think that the book called The Twits is a great book for kids that like people who play jokes on friend s or family. The Twits is a great book for people who like Ronald Dahl books because The Twits is one of them. The jokes that they play on each other are not funny tricks but mean tricks but some of the tricks can be a little bit funny but it's still mean. If you want to know some tricks that are mean then you should read the book called The Twits.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you like to read about pranks or monkeys? If you do then I recommend you read this book. There are two people called Mr. and Mrs. Twit. These two are mean, nasty and gruesome. These people play nasty tricks on each other. But now they¿re going to get a taste of their own medicine by a couple of monkeys. The characters will be Mr. and Mrs. Twit, some monkeys and others. I would rate this book by giving it 5 stars. I would recommend it for a group of boys because it¿s exciting, funny and a little gross. You should read this book if you¿re a prankster or if you want to laugh a little. However you might get grossed-out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I surprisingly first read the book my 9th grade year. I don't know why I didn't read it sooner. This book is so hilarious especially when Mr. and Mrs. Twitt plotted revenge against each other. All and all this book is a great comedy. I would recommend this book to anybody. I would never regret reading this book. This book is just amazing to read. Everybody should read this book because it's just great and amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holy cow this book is sooo funny! I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book I read was The Twits. The part I liked was when they played funny jokes on each other until they both got the shrinks. I think others will like this book because it is funny and interesting, and because it talks about them and about animals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book over and over as achild.I continuasly checked this book out of the library until I had enough money to buy it myself.It is a book that is just plain silly!The tricks that the two old people play on each other keep you rolling and waiting to see what is next to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazingly funny and unrealistic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first laid eyes on this book when I was a young girl. I had been one of the last children to choose a book from the table of free books we were being given at school. Nothing left was what I wanted, so I just grabbed one, this one, and I have not forgotten that day ever since! What I thought was "trash" became my treasure and to this day I still reccommend this book to EVERYONE!! It is unique and funny. It doesn't get much better than Roald Dahl, or more specifically, The Twits!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the funniest book I have ever read!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a great book.I thought it was funny,and discusting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book i could read it 1,0000000000 more times and still love it if you halve not reaad it i would recomend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amzing book great for kids
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book is about 2 people who are very mean and play tricks on each other.
Guest More than 1 year ago
you should read this book if you like funny and joeks you should read this
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book called The Twits. This is also a book about two old people that are mean and are named Mr.Twit and Mrs.Twit. They have some monkeys named the Mugle Wumps and they make them do everything upside-down! The Mugle Wumps want revenge. You won't find anything else until you read it yourself. this was a very good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so good that my teacher decided to do a school play of the book! The book was amazingly funny! It was one of the best bokos I have ever read!
_doodle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favourite books from my childhood. Roald Dahl creates some truly awful people in the Twits, with perfect revenge from the Monkey family and the Rollypolly bird. Set off by the perfect illustrations by Quentin Blake.
lhicks5 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When reading this book, I though of some of my fifth graders (now entering middle school) who had low confidence when it came to reading. This book is a funny read, and a good way to encourage students and help build their confidence.
6h.library on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Twits is a funny book about two cruel old hairy people. They like bird pie on wednesdays. I think it is a great book for younger ages because i read it in one go.
JaniceTran on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book that I read back in year 7 and yet it's still one of my favourite books. "The Twits" written by Roald Dahl and it is illustrated by Quentin Blake and one of his most humorous books he has written. This book is based on an old nasty, dirty and filthy old couple, Mr and Mrs Twits who just spend their lives playing horrible tricks on each other. The couple can also be very cruel. Let¿s say mostly to things they hate or dislike. Animal, which they lure them to them to glue smothered threes so they can then bake them into a bird pie, and tormenting their pets monkeys ¿Muggle Wump and his family, by getting them to stand either upside down or one on top of each other. Mr and Mrs Twits highly dislike children, Mrs Twit frequently carries a walking stick in her right hand, not to keep her walking steady but to hit children and animals. This book is a very humorous book, that most teenagers would enjoy reading nowadays, because each chapter the author has purposely written something that is appropriate for us teenagers to have a laugh about. But as a book, this occasionally make adults feel sick because the way he describes some of the graphic description of what lies within Mr Twits beard *the second chapter of the book*. Overall, the way Roald Dahl has written this book, teenagers/children¿s enjoy being disgusted which makes this book very good to read. In conclusion, I rate this book a 4 out of 5 since I really enjoyed reading it and still am!
aethercowboy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Twits is, in my opinion, a terrible book for children. In addition, it's a terrible book for adults. While I do enjoy (I think) the writings of Roal Dahl, I found this one to be a swing and a miss.The story covers two mean, nasty people: Mr. and Mrs. Twit. Dahl spends too much time introducing them and their idiosyncrasies, but only to the extent to make their pranks played on one another work. After that brief (but too long and sometimes too far) passage is over, the Twits could be any person who had a love/hate relationship with fowl (with one minor exception of foreshadowing, which fits into the end, which I didn't particularly enjoy either).I feel that in writing this, Dahl released his first draft, which to a discerning reader, has more warts than the family Twit. One chapter flows to the next, but the amalgamation that is the river does not take the reader anywhere, really.All in all, if you will read this story to your children (or let them read it on their own), read it first, so you don't get a nasty surprise when they emulate the Twits, who, while being portrayed as nasty people, may affect impressionable children. I myself will give this one a skip when it comes time to reading books to children.
bookworm12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The terrible husband and wife team, the Twits, are evil to everyone around them. By the end of the story they get their just desserts.