Goodreads Synopsis – 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.
My Thoughts – This book has the same charm and silliness as you expect from Dahl books. However, it does show its age with some of the comments made in the book, in particular ‘a weird African language’. But as with all Dahl books, it is a timeless classic that will more than likely be read by children for many years to come.
The book has a very quick pace with short chapters, which makes reading it very quick and easy to read. This makes it suitable for younger readers who are just starting to read longer, chapter books. There are also lots of illustrations dotted throughout, making it more engaging for young readers, and also helping children make the transition from picture books to chapter books.
The lack of names (other than Mr. or Mrs.) makes it less personal and harder to connect with the characters. There also is no character development in the book, however, this makes it a simpler read for those children who require.
Overall, this is a fun, engaging and quick read for readers of all ages. It’s suitable for younger readers starting to explore chapter books.