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The Twits

The Twits

by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Dahl's thrillingly grotesque book for young readers features Mr. and Mrs. Twit, the smelliest, 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.

Text Excerpt

"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 looks so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it."

 

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
5.2
Lexile Measure
750L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
S
Publisher
Puffin Books
Number of Pages
76
Genre
Classics, Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Roald Dahl Roald Dahl, one of the greatest story-tellers of all time, started writing after nearly dying in a plane crash in World War II. His first children's novel, James and the Giant Peach , was followed by an unbroken string of hugely successful, best-selling titles.
Quentin Blake

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