“The Twits” by Roald Dahl
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Summary from Goodreads:
How do you outwit a Twit? 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, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. They don’t just want out, they want revenge.
Not one of my favorites from Dahl. At first I found the Twits’ pranks to be a bit funny but it got old pretty fast. Why would a couple that hates each other as much as they do stay together? Especially when they’re so mean to each other?
As you would guess, I didn’t like the Twits at all. They’re mean, rude, and disgusting. Nothing redeeming about them. I did find the pranks from the animals funny. Who doesn’t love the idea of turning a whole house upside down? The animals were likable enough but then again compared to the Twits many things are likeable!
The bottom line? I think I might have enjoyed this more or found it funny as a kid but not so much now.
This was read as part of my Roald Dahl Challenge.
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