Review: The Twits by Roald Dahl

85916The Twits by Roald Dahl
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Genres: Children’s, Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 87
Rating: 3
Date Read: 31/10/16
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

How do you outwit a Twit?

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.

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. 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. Though they enjoy terrorizing each other, they are at their happiest when they team up to wreak havoc on the poor souls they choose to target.

Dahl once again serves up another irreverently funny story for the most astute and world-weary young readers of the world. The Twits are a sound reminder that the world is full of mostly awful people who will do awful things to other people.

Not only is The Twits awfully original, it is also very clever despite being a children’s book. I absolutely adore Roald Dahl for creating the most bizarre characters and putting them into wacky situations. This book was funny, not mind-blowing, but I can see myself as a kid loving this.

The illustrations in this book compliment the funny and outrageous plot and the wackiness never stops. This book will make children laugh, grimace and left wanting to read more. It’s an excellent choice for children who think books are boring.

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