If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it.
I’d like you to imagine the worst people you can think of, can you do that? Good. Then you’re just about ready to meet Mr and Mrs Twits, the nastiest couple you could ever hope (not) to meet.
Mr Twit is so disgustingly hairy he even has hair growing out of his nose and he NEVER washes; his beard is full of all manner of revolting things like mouldy old cornflakes and cheese and he’s pretty nasty to boot. Mrs Twit is no better; she carries a walking stick with which she likes to beat small children and animals and she likes nothing better than to think up nasty tricks to play on Mr Twit.
In fact both Mr and Mrs Twit like to play the worst tricks you can imagine upon each other but one of these days their tricks might just land them in a sticky situation.
Waterstones begs you to hold your nose and take a deep breath as you enter the gruesome home of the world’s worst couple of cruel crooks. Glaring glass eyes, wormy spaghetti and some rather strong superglue await you inside.
Keep your wits, you’re about to meet the Twits!
Now the magic of Roald Dahl is brought to life in these new illustrated paperback editions from the imagination of Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl’s own favourite illustrator. With brand new, bold cover designs and Blake’s quintessential pen and ink drawings these are classic editions for every generation to enjoy.
Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the world’s number one storyteller.
One of Britain’s finest living illustrators, Quentin Blake has put pictures to more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl’s favourite illustrator. As an author he has written and illustrated a number of bestselling children’s books including The Green Ship and Angelica Sprocket’s Pockets. In 1999 he became the first ever Children’s Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 96 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 6 mm
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“Childhood memories galore!”
I re-read this as a nostalgia thing. It was good, but not as good as i remember it. There are much better Dahl books out there, but it is still fab. very good for little boys who like dirt!
This book is perhaps one of Roald Dahl's best books about a couple who play practical jokes on each other that always end with the other wanting revenge. I would say this book is suitable for 7 to 12 years of age.
Funny, disgusting and ever so slightly dated. Still, wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. It's so full of life and so politically incorrect, it's refreshing. There was plenty wrong with the... More
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