Roald Dahl

The Twits

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  • First editions:
    • Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1980, Great Britain.
    • Alfred Knopf, 1981, USA.
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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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.



Criticism and Analysis

Fun Stuff

The Twits Quiz


Teacher Ideas


French Covers – Les deux gredins

Norwegian Covers – Dustene

Russian Covers – Свинтусы

Scots Covers – The Eejits

Spanish Covers – Los cretinos

Vietnamese Covers – Vợ Chồng Lão Twit

Welsh Covers – Y Twits