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Information on identifying editions is from Richard Walker’s “Roald Dahl – A Guide to Collecting His First Editions”.
- First editions:
- Jonathan Cape, 1980, UK.
- To identify: Used a standard single statement (‘First published’ followed by the date with no later printings listed underneath) and published with a dust jacket priced at £3.50.
- Knopf, 1981, USA.
- To identify: Used a number line and published with a dust jacket priced at $6.95.
- Jonathan Cape, 1980, UK.
- Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
- Recent news:
- Roald Dahl Stories – with Andy Copps and John Kirk - July 5, 2020
- Related books:
- Audio Books:
- Gli Sporcelli read by Fabrizio De Giovanni
- Les Deux Gredins read by Eva Darlan and Claude Villers
- Roald Dahl Audio Books read by David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Kate Winslet, Chris O'Dowd, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Peter Serafinowicz, Miranda Richardson, Richard Ayoade, Douglas Hodge
- Roald Dahl Audio Books (10 CD Collection) read by Simon Callow, Miriam Margolyes, Geoffrey Palmer, James Bolam, Andrew Sachs, June Whitfield, Timothy West, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Martin Jarvis
- The Twits read by Richard Ayoade
- The Twits read by Roger Blake
- The Twits read by Simon Callow
- The Twits, The Minpins & The Magic Finger read by Richard Ayoade, Bill Bailey, and Kate Winslet
- TV Shows:
- Jackanory (1965)
- Buy this book:
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.
- “Mr. Twit was a twit. He was born a twit…” by Karla Kuskin (New York Times)
Criticism and Analysis
- “The Grotesque and the Taboo in Roald Dahl’s Humorous Writings for Children”
- Essay by Mark I. West published in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly
- Elsewhere on the web:
- Custom binding by artist Erin Fletcher
- The Twits – English Lesson Plan
- Designed to teach creativity, writing, proofreading, literary analysis, teamwork, and more
- The Twits – Lesson Plans
- Several lesson plans for exploring themes within various chapters in the book
- The Twits – More Student Story Examples
- Builds on ideas provided in "English Lesson Plan"
- The Twits – Novel Study (Preview)
- PDF preview of Novel Study including everything you need to teach the novel (full version available for purchase on novelstudies.org)
- The Twits – Show, Don’t Tell
- A writing activity where that asks writers to make use of both showing and telling as they create a well-organized paragraph of description.