Thursday, June 24, 2010

Roald Dahl Bookathon : The Twits by Roald Dahl

The Twits
Roald Dahl
Puffin Books

If Esio Trot is sweet, The Twits is the opposite. I find it wicked and disgusting. (Yes, the characters are disgusting.) Mr. and Mrs. Twits can't stop playing mean tricks on each other. They will always play pranks on each other just to get even.

As intriguing as it sounds, this story is about 2 smelly people who get married and torture each other every single day. The same went on and on and on until one day, their pet monkey took turn to play pranks on them.
Seeing the way the Twits live their lives would make the readers think about personal hygiene, friendships, how it is important to treat each other nicely and also to be kind to animals. How can they not be? A monkey played a prank on them in the end! Contrary to other fairy tales, this couple do not live happily ever after. =p

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