The Twits

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A blackly funny masterpiece. From Mr Twit’s disgusting straggly beard to Mrs Twit’s gnarly old toes, they are two of the nastiest villains ever committed to paper – and they like nothing better than being beastly to each other! On top of that, the Twits torment little children, keep monkeys caged in their back garden, and enjoy gobbling up little songbirds baked in a pie. But can Muggle-Wump the Monkey and the beautiful Roly-Poly Bird spoil the Twits’ latest horrible plot – and avoid ending up as Bird Pie?

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.4; Middle years; 1.0 points

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  • 112 pages




Roald Dahl

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  1. Shreash
    on 4 May 2020

    Rould Dhal

    This book is interesting and good.

    5out of 5

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  1. Champion2
    on 27 November 2017

    Very funny and cool.l also love reading R.D. books

  2. Funka8
    on 14 March 2017

    This book is very interesting. Well done Roald Dahl

    5out of 5
  3. hetty-feather98
    on 5 March 2017

    i love this book because its funny and i think you should read it.

  4. ben108098
    on 23 February 2017

    amazing book

    5out of 5
  5. 21105
    on 22 March 2014

    I love the twits

    5out of 5
  6. FantasyArtemisSkythar
    on 21 March 2014

    I like this book because it is a unusual story and is a story that is based on a very useless, lazy, hairy people (more like beats).I would point this book to people who like comedy and books by Roald Dahl

    4out of 5
  7. Cheerforevers
    on 9 March 2014

    This is soooo funny!

  8. crazykitty
    on 9 March 2014

    I love this book its so funny how they are so mean to each other. I love the bit where everything is upside down

  9. AngelofDeath
    on 9 March 2014

    The funniest book of my life HaHaHaHa

  10. Roodieroo
    on 8 March 2014

    This book is really funny it made me laugh really hard when I read it

  11. bookaholic202
    on 8 March 2014

    Muggle Wumps plan to turn the Twits upside down is hilarious and the pranks the Twits play on each other are soo funny

  12. harper01
    on 7 March 2014

    This is a very funny book, I loved the twits, they are horribly funny and I have read this lots of times

    5out of 5
  13. Readingwizard55
    on 6 March 2014

    This book is awesome for all the family it will leave you in bits I really recommend it.

  14. shelly0750
    on 5 March 2014

    This book is awesome I mean where to begin I love those acrobatic monkeys, the roly poly bird is so different and unique and I love the Twits, kept me in stitches.

    5out of 5
  15. khadija10
    on 25 November 2013

    I encourage people to read this book because it is really funny and silly.Ha ha ha ha!

    5out of 5
  16. Princess-Strawberry
    on 30 September 2013

    Love the beard thingy

    5out of 5
  17. luvhorsesforever
    on 21 June 2013

    this is hilarious like when they eat spaghetti worms lol

  18. Chocolatelover10
    on 19 June 2013

    This book is so funny by the most funniest and best loved author of all time definetly recommend this book to young people especially because this book is quite short.

    5out of 5
  19. cheem021
    on 26 April 2013

    I love it

  20. shellsi
    on 19 April 2013

    I loved this book when I was five. I loved it so much that I read it again and again. I agreed that it was a fabulous book and a funny story too. I believed that I liked the part when the twits got stuck upside down on the floor. I liked how Roald Dahl made the story funny too

  21. theasisters
    on 12 April 2013

    this is a great and funny book. when you start reading, you cant stop…

    5out of 5
  22. lit102
    on 5 April 2013

    Brilliant book! SO FUNNY!

  23. thumper2512
    on 16 March 2013


    5out of 5
  24. campbell2002
    on 9 March 2013

    i think it is full of fun and now (after reading)i have loads of way to prank my sister with

    5out of 5
  25. CookieM
    on 9 March 2013

    I found this funny and being a Roald Dahl book you know it’s good. I loved the Roly Poly bird the best.

    5out of 5
  26. supercoolcharm
    on 9 March 2013

    It is a good book you must read it and don’t forget to put this at the top of your “must buy” list!

    5out of 5
  27. thunderball72
    on 8 March 2013

    Awesome read!

  28. rockstar101
    on 8 March 2013

    this book is fasinating

  29. powerpush22
    on 7 March 2013

    We read this in Guided reading and everyone had a great laugh. Roald Dahl has a cool syle of writing!

  30. Helloioioi
    on 7 March 2013

    this book is gross.

  31. ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    this was one of my childhood favourites! i used to love reading this, then reading the eejits twits in gaelic and then translate it from one to the other.. im a bit weird lool. anyway great book!

  32. spongebob325
    on 6 March 2013

    This book is fantastic!It is really reccomended to every child.I hope that everyone reads it.It is also very useful and funny to read.

  33. lap312i
    on 6 March 2013

    its little boring this book , but you can read very quickly…

  34. ninjastickman
    on 5 March 2013

    The twits are twits. They are outsmarted by a monkey who causes them to get the dreaded ‘shrinks’ when they think their house is upside down

    5out of 5
  35. jesjen
    on 5 March 2013

    I loooovvvveeee this book!

  36. rahul2313
    on 5 March 2013

    best book ever verry funny i liked the bit were mr twit put a piece of wood on mrs twits walking stick and made her think she was shrinking.

  37. Paradise56
    on 5 March 2013

    Twits are ugly people who do horrible things to each other and others. this book was also interesting and had twists you will have to read it to find out

    4out of 5
  38. Ash7
    on 4 March 2013

    Really good book. Lots of funny bits and they are twits.

    5out of 5
  39. natashakrywald
    on 4 March 2013


  40. a11timehorses
    on 4 March 2013

    this was my favourite book when I was 7

    5out of 5
  41. Magicme11
    on 4 March 2013

    We read this with our class.I loved it.Mr and Mrs Twit is so funny and gross.They play pranks on each other and made me laugh out extremley LOUD!!

    5out of 5
  42. bugzy72
    on 4 March 2013

    its A GOOD BOOK

  43. lmdrld
    on 4 March 2013

    This book is about two people mr twit and mrs twit. They play nasty jokes on people and each other.

  44. gpurohit74
    on 4 March 2013

    A blackly funny masterpiece. From Mr Twit’s disgusting straggly beard to Mrs Twit’s gnarly old toes, they are some of the nastiest villains ever committed to paper – and they like nothing better than being beastly to each other! The Twits torment little children, keep monkeys caged in their back garden, and gobble up little songbirds baked into pie. Can Muggle-Wump the Monkey and the beautiful Roly-Poly Bird spoil the Twits’ latest horrible plot – and avoid ending up as Bird Pie? :) yuk they are terrible

  45. Dandy15
    on 4 March 2013

    I remember reading this book in primary school and I loved it!! Mr and Mrs Twit are always playing tricks on each other but who gets there own back in the end?? FInd out by reading the story!

  46. Emster123
    on 11 January 2013

    This is also an amazing book by Roald Dahl and definitely one of the best! This book is funny, a bit sad and a bit scary as well!! The twits are defiantly an odd couple and someone you would without doubt look up and down in the street! Xx

  47. spongebob440
    on 10 December 2012

    From all the horrible things that have been in mr Twits beard and all the dried on bits you would feel sick! And mrs twit well she started off lovely but she kept on having bad thoughts so every day every week and every month and every year she became twit! I think this book is the funniest one I’ve read so fare if any one has not read this book your really missing out on lots of laughter and enjoyment so you should really read it. I think this age group should be 7 and up. My funniest bit was at the end when mr and mrs twit got stuck on there heads because the monkes that mr and twit own were circus monkeys. And because mr twit kept making them go on there heads and eating and all sorts of mean stuff the monkeys turned all the furniture on the roof and all the carpet and when they went indors mr twit said were on the roof so mr and mrs twit flippted over on there heads and they were stuck! And because they were so long there legs shrunk into there knees and there knees went into there legs there legs went into there tummy and there tummy went into there neck and there neck went to the there and at the end there was just an old pile of cloths! And that was my favourite bit.

    By SpongeBob440

  48. jessica1975
    on 1 December 2012

    there are nasty hairy twits that don’t have a wash or they have food in there hairs.

  49. Elsiebells
    on 2 November 2012

    Oh my it was sooooooooo gooooood

  50. georgie797
    on 22 October 2012

    this book was very funny and i really enjoyed it. i recommend it to a person with a sence of humour!!!!!

    4out of 5
  51. bookwizard17
    on 19 October 2012

    This book is so funny you’ll blow your heads off! Read it now!

    5out of 5
  52. dinopet1234
    on 15 October 2012

    This book is cool, very funnny.

    4out of 5
  53. NoodleMc
    on 15 September 2012

    It is a very funny book

  54. imi264
    on 16 July 2012

    This book is the funniest book I have ever read! If you love funny books, get this book!!

    5out of 5
  55. Emmatiger417
    on 16 June 2012

    I think the The Twits was insanely funny,my favourite part was when Mr Twit put frogs in Mrs Twits bed.No wonder why Mr and Mrs twit eat bird pie for supper.I didn’t like it when Muggle Wump and his family had to stay in their cage for their whole life and always had to turn upside down(by the orders of Mr and Mrs Twit). I learnt a lesson that if I have too much ugly thoughts,I will turn out to be how Mrs Twit looked like.

    5out of 5
  56. booklover001
    on 6 May 2012

    very funny, I read it in a really scottish way!!

    3out of 5
  57. cat6
    on 13 April 2012

    a comedy book for kids it s funny and silly

    4out of 5
  58. horridhenry2122
    on 4 April 2012


    5out of 5
    on 31 March 2012

    This book was AMAZING!

  60. kylerocks344
    on 22 March 2012

    this book is funny and stupid at the same time,wish Roald Dahl was still ariund :(

  61. maevelove
    on 12 March 2012

    its a funny book!!!

    4out of 5
  62. nikki657
    on 6 March 2012

    i read this when i was little and loved it

  63. cannonball
    on 5 March 2012

    it’s very good at the end and all the way through and i will give this book 10/10

  64. smileitsfriday
    on 4 March 2012

    Roald Dahls the best. Read it about 10 times! * * * though. My favourite Roald Dahl book is the giraffe, the pelly and me.

  65. indigobeam
    on 3 March 2012

    This is one of my favourite Roald Dahls! I love it!

  66. la1397
    on 3 March 2012

    The twits is one of those books that you laugh at every time you read it. While its short, its so classically humerous, you could read it over and over, and never get tired. And the tricks they play on eachother, just proves Roald Dahl really is a genius. Loved it sooo much, more than alot of books out there I think.

  67. eve624860
    on 2 March 2012


    3out of 5
  68. sweethart184
    on 2 March 2012

    i love this book it’s funny

    5out of 5
  69. leSquidge
    on 2 March 2012

    This was my favourite book as a child and cant wait until my child gets a bit older so i can read it to him. A great story to keep childrens attention and imagine as you read it.

    5out of 5
  70. monkey00
    on 1 March 2012

    i love this book it is the funniest book i have ever read!

  71. Bookworm81
    on 1 March 2012

    I couldn’t stop laughing when reading this,Mr and Mrs Twit are very rude and nasty which makes them really funny.

  72. lemonhoneysss10
    on 1 March 2012

    This book is a funny and weird book!

    I love the characters and how Roald Dahl captures their personalitys easily and how Quentin Blake draws them exactly how imagined! Its great

    4out of 5
  73. angelslater
    on 1 March 2012

    the twits is a great but gross book about the most disgusting people ever!

    5out of 5
  74. Davrocks796
    on 29 February 2012

    This Book is really funny and a G-R-E-A-T adventure! All the pranks are book genius!

    5out of 5
  75. Flissy22
    on 23 February 2012

    this book is hilarious and can be a bit repulsive for example when he is describing the characters but is just a great book to read.

    4out of 5
  76. puppyluvdj
    on 14 February 2012


    5out of 5
  77. smartShivi
    on 5 January 2012

    Ths is a really funny Roald Dahl book. Mr. Twit is the most disgusting character in my point of view. He has bits of food stuck up in his breard. And not only that, He licks his mouth to EAT them whenever he is hungry…..YUCK!!! But I liked the way they ended…... They deserved that after all

  78. blurp16
    on 28 November 2011

    I LOVE IT even thoug i was 7 when i read it first time!ive read it 4 times1

    5out of 5
  79. millymollymayhem
    on 7 November 2011

    it’s ok

    but my brother loved it!!!

    4out of 5
  80. pawprint2
    on 17 October 2011


  81. Chelsea2003
    on 26 September 2011


    This book is really funny!!!

    5out of 5
  82. booksrcul
    on 18 September 2011


    5out of 5
  83. Chloe88
    on 13 September 2011

    It’s so funny I loved it.

    5out of 5
  84. fitzy-99
    on 12 September 2011

    my teacher read the book to us today i love it

    5out of 5
  85. Cutiesweet
    on 11 September 2011

    This is an amazingly funny book and I hope it teachers The Twits a lesson!

    5out of 5
  86. MaYaM-XD
    on 8 September 2011

    Great book! A book like no other.

  87. 88ilovebooks88
    on 17 August 2011

    brilliant book

  88. beauti-111
    on 20 July 2011


    1out of 5
  89. LuckyL
    on 3 July 2011

    It was a ok book. The ending was the best. It was interesting to read.

    4out of 5
  90. doggylover88
    on 13 June 2011

    It is a great book I love rold dahl’s books he was the first serious writer I heard of and the twits made me like his books so I rate is books a 5 – 5

  91. Resus
    on 12 June 2011

    I loved reading about the beastly, but funny Twits.

    Their wicked gross pranks grabbed my attention and made me read on.

        The monkeys got an awesome revenge. Although I don't think anyone would like standing on their heads all day!

    I wish I could look at their peculiar no-window house and their un-kept lawn .But I wouldn’t want to end up in bird/boy pie.

    5out of 5
  92. poppearl
    on 23 May 2011

    This book is really funny mainly because of the characters in it! I definitely recommend this book! :)

    5out of 5
  93. KarlMagic33
    on 23 May 2011

    Well it was ok but some of the tricks were funny but didn’t make me laugh or chuckle

    3out of 5
  94. FABIO-M
    on 18 May 2011

    I liked this book because it is a little bit funny. The tricks that they played were fine. I really liked the trick that the monkeys played on the twits.

    4out of 5
  95. moxie53
    on 8 May 2011


    1out of 5
  96. summer240402
    on 2 May 2011

    Fantastic a defo read to others who have not read this book

    5out of 5
  97. mintymare
    on 27 April 2011

    the twits is a humorous story by the number 1 book seller; Roald Dahl. The twits have just got to play tricks on each other! not just them but children AND…. their pet monkeys, but do they act like normal? unfortunatley no they come from africa and they must stand on top of one another all day but also on there heads.With hilarious illustrations by quentin blake its got to be a winner!

    5out of 5
  98. Rishita
    on 23 April 2011

    This is a very hilarious book and made me laugh incessantly

  99. luvluv20122000
    on 18 April 2011

    it was hilarious fantastic book!!!

    5out of 5
  100. badman99940
    on 9 April 2011

    the best book ever in the wold

    PS sorry 4 swing

    5out of 5
  101. angiestarr007
    on 4 March 2011

    love this great fun packed book

  102. Anne6
    on 28 February 2011

    This classic book is very humerous i love all of his books i like the worm spaghetti LOL

    5out of 5
  103. Missymessy
    on 24 February 2011

    Hilarious book with ‘rude’ words that would make anyone giggle, young or old. One of a kind book and it has a good moral to the story (school teachers love that kind of thing). Loved it, recommend to any kid.

    5out of 5
  104. wimpy01
    on 29 January 2011

    I thought it was great!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  105. fish12
    on 22 January 2011

    It was realy funny.

    4out of 5
    on 20 January 2011


  107. nuraeynaelzahra
    on 30 December 2010

    It was great,but quite disgusting(the way i like it)but in the end its rather sad because the twits the shrinked but well it is for thy’re own good

    4out of 5
  108. Cleosly
    on 7 December 2010

    It’s halerious!!! There is nothing that i did’t like about this book. Mr Twit and Mrs Twit are not just mean to others they are mean to each other,they play tricks on each other. They also like tourtchouring their monkeys and love eating bird pie but one day it all changes. I would reccomend this to anyone it’s great.

    5out of 5
  109. brandon65
    on 27 November 2010

    oh my god …..........hahhahahahhhahahahhahhahahaha i loved it it is hlerias…ahahahhhahahaghahahhha look out

    for ugly twits brabdondale foxs year 4 i am 8 years old

  110. rachellen1
    on 21 November 2010

    I loved it and I recamed it

    5out of 5
  111. davic027
    on 18 November 2010


    4out of 5
  112. purpleprincess09
    on 3 November 2010

    I loved this book anybody who hasn’t red it yet should read it definetly happy reading from purpleprincess09

    5out of 5
  113. josh36
    on 22 October 2010

    ABSELUTLEY FANTASTIC!My Mum has a great taste for books!

    5out of 5
  114. Princessforever58
    on 11 October 2010

    The Twits!!! What can I say… THIS BOOK IS BRILLIANT! It is worth the price and I have read it over and over again.Fantastic. You will laugh and cry and Mr and Mrs Twits revolting but humorous behaviour.

    5out of 5
  115. avi123
    on 3 October 2010

    The Twits is a very hilarious and gross book at the same time. It is a very weird and unusual plot.

    The twits is about a couple who do not get along at all. It tells you what gross and horrible things they do to each other.

    It is a very good book to read and it is very funny. I have not read a really good book in a while but when i picked up this book it was one to laugh and enjoy!!!!

    I would give this book a big 5 star rating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  116. puppies19
    on 29 September 2010

    It was really funny


    5out of 5
  117. ggandnb
    on 24 July 2010

    so far i am enjoying this book! its funny and disgusting its my first roald dahl book i have read. but its very good!

    4out of 5
  118. muhjo4ndv1999
    on 8 April 2010

    With filthy hair all over his face and horrid plots growing in his mind, Mr Twist is one of the nastiest people you’ll ever meet and mrs twit is just as bad and even uglier.

    But they dont stop tricking each other: neighbouring children and even the local birds are in danger, and thats where the muggle-wumps come in. This familyof monkeys has had enough of the Twits tricks and, with the help of the handsome roly-poly bird they decide its time for sweet revenge.

    3out of 5
  119. jackman2k10
    on 28 February 2010

    “Have there ever been two more wretched people than Mr. and Mrs. Twit? They’re not just horrible, they’re extra–specially horrible. Mr. Twit has a beard that houses every bit of moldy food that nearly made it to his mouth. Mrs. Twit has a glass eye which she likes to pop in her husband’s beer, saying, “I’ve got eyes everywhere so you’d better be careful.” But Mr. Twit can play tricks on his wife that are just as clever and nasty. The Muggle–Wump monkeys, stuck in a cage in the Twit’s weedy, grubby garden, have been watching them play tricks on each other for years. Now Mr. Muggle–Wump has an idea for a trick of his own –– and he’s going to make monkeys out of the Twits!”

  120. molru
    on 15 February 2010

    this is a great story and i laughe d my head of with all nof the tricks that they play.

    5out of 5
  121. B4evergirl
    on 19 January 2010

    The twits is a amazing book about these two disgusting people Mrs twit and Mr twit. who do un normal things including making there own bird pie.

    5out of 5
  122. kkdkizzy
    on 3 December 2009

    This is my favourite Roald Daul book, the best part in the story is when Mr & Mrs Twit get turned upside down !!!! Otherwise it is a great book to read !!!! :)

    5out of 5
  123. alidai92
    on 19 September 2009

    the twits is a great book to read !

    4out of 5
  124. alexus1
    on 21 August 2009

    The Twits by Roald Dahl is such an awesome and funny book, I couldn’t put it down! Basically, The Twits is about an ugly old couple called Mr and Mrs Twit. They keep playing hilarious tricks on each other (such as using worms as spaghetti, making each other believe they are shrinking by slowly cutting a centimetre off their walking sticks, etc). This is such a funny book, I recommend it to anyone who likes a good laugh. Love it!

    4out of 5
  125. Supre
    on 18 August 2009

    dis book iz just lol!!!! i totally loved it and was a knock up! this iz kooly baby and everyone culd read it!!!!!!!!

    peace from supre check out my page coz y’all luv it! im not from Texas ps just like saying that word in particular!! lol

    5out of 5
  126. saf234
    on 8 August 2009

    I have read this book and i thouhgt it was brlliant.It had a great ending and was very funy and i realy enjoyed reading the book.

    I Recomend this book to everyone

    5out of 5
  127. tabbypop
    on 17 January 2009

    its really funny.

    5out of 5
  128. Wilson-Parker
    on 16 January 2009

    I really enjoyed thnis book. It was funny and the tricks that they play are funny. I think everyone should read this.

    5out of 5
  129. gjkj005btb
    on 1 November 2008

    Great ending

    5out of 5