Certain things within the book, such as Mr. Twit's beard, 'Wormy Spaghetti' and bird pie, appear within. Start by marking “The Twits” as Want to Read: Mr. and Mrs. Twit are 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. The Twits [Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake] on ruthenpress.info Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers editorially hand-picked.

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Roald Dahl's The Twits was first published in It tells the tale of a pair of horrible twits and the tricks they like to play on each other. Several lesson plans for exploring themes within various chapters in the book. The Twits – More Student Story Examples. Builds on ideas provided in "English. A splendiferous new hardback of THE TWITS, part of a collection of truly delumptious classic Roald Dahl titles with stylish jackets over surprise printed colour.

The Twits is one of the shorter books in the Dahl canon, and rather unique as it focuses almost exclusively upon its two principle villains, the totally vile Mr. The book begins with a protracted description of both nasty pieces of work, from Mr. Twit's truly disgusterous beard, to the fact that Mrs. Twit made herself ugly through thinking ugly thoughts a rather nice object lesson. The book then continues with descriptions of the various tricks the two play on each other, all in their own ways grotesque and wonderfully weird from wormy spaghetti to frogs in the bed and their habit of slaughtering song birds for bird pie each week. One thing I have noticed in a lot of Dahl's writing is that, with the exception of Mr. Hazel in Danny the Champion of the World his only completely none fantasy children's novel , he is able to write villainous human characters in a very inhuman way. There is definitely a place for complex, shades of grey characters, even in children's books.

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Twit then claims the 'Giant Skillywiggler' will soon bite off her nose. Twit then flees. Seeking revenge for the Frog Trick, Mrs. Twit places worms from the garden in cooked spaghetti, which Mr. Twit eats, being re assured by Mrs.

Twit that it is merely a new kind called 'Squiggly Spaghetti' she has recently bought. When he has eaten it, Mrs. Twit joyfully reveals the truth, to Mr. Twit's horror and disgust. In revenge for the Wormy Spaghetti, Mr. Twit glues pieces of wood no thicker than a penny onto Mrs. Twit's cane each night, as well as onto the legs of her chair , making Mrs.

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Twit believe that she is slowly shrinking. Twit then frightens her by claiming that she has contracted an illness called the 'shrinks', by which she will be caused to disappear.

Twit then claims that to cure the shrinks, Mrs. Twit will have to be 'stretched'. Twit then ties Mrs.

Twit up in the garden to 60 gas balloons intending to leave her there for a while to teach her a lesson. However, once Mrs. Twit makes the mistake of saying that if the strings break, it's goodbye for her, Mr. Twit pretends to tie some more strings to her ankles, before cutting through the strings and sending her skywards. Twit eventually returns by biting through several of the balloon strings so she sinks slowly down, eventually collapsing on Mr.

Twit in the garden and beating him senseless with her long walking stick immediately afterwards.

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Twit uses to trap birds by spreading Hug-Tight Sticky Glue on the branches. Captive birds are then made into a pie by Mrs. During the story four schoolboys are caught instead of birds; but escape by unfastening their trousers and falling to the ground outside the Twits' garden after Mr.

Twit said that he will make boy pie instead of bird pie.

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It is this use of glue that gives the captive monkey Muggle-Wump and his family the idea of using it against the Twits. Using their friend the Roly-Poly Bird as an interpreter of languages, Muggle-Wump and his wife and children convey the warning that any bird landing on the Big Dead Tree will be cooked into Mrs.

Twit's Bird Pie. When Mr. Twit, in retaliation, spreads glue on the monkeys' cage which serves as a substitute perch , the monkeys alter the warning. The birds end up landing on the Twits' roof. This enrages Mr.

Twit, who doesn't want to keep waiting for his pie, so the Twits decide to go to the shop and download a gun each. During their absence on this errand, Muggle-Wump plots a final trick: With the help of the birds, Muggle-Wump removes the carpet from the floor, as well as all of the tables, chairs, and other objects in the house, and uses Mr.

Twit's glue to stick the objects upside down to the ceiling, leaving the floor absolutely bare. By doing this, the Twits will believe that they have been turned upside down, as they will be standing on what looks like the ceiling of their house, and will stand on their heads to be the right way up.

To keep their heads glued to the ground, two birds will put a small amount of glue on the Twits' heads right before they enter the house, so that when they stand on their heads, they will be stuck. Just as the preparations for this trick are finished, the twits return home.

Everything goes as planned, the Twits believed they've been turned upside down and so stand on their heads to counter it, only to be stuck to the bare floor. However, heads are not made to be stood upon.

With so much weight on it from above, the Twits literally get 'the shrinks', as was mentioned earlier in the book.

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Hi-Res Cover. To pay Mrs Twit back for the worms in his spaghetti, Mr Twit thought up a really clever nasty trick. Roald Dahl Quentin Blake. Online retailers Or. Also by Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl. Love The Twits?