Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Twits by Roald Dahl

The Twits was the first novel I ever read by Roald Dahl. I read it as a class novel to a grade 6 class at South Queenstown in Primary School in 1987 followed by The BFG and Matilda. I know a certain David Snell used to really enjoy them. Dahl's books are a good way to get children reading and they are very rich in detail when it comes to the main characters. If you really like Dahl's style you will also enjoy reading David Walliam's novels which are interestingly enough also illustrated by Quentin Blake. The Twits are a truly a bogan couple, disgusting in fact, and you will be very surprised and maybe even horrified at some of their antics. The book is a humorous read which will leave you hungry for more of this author's books. The original Rolad Dahl website is worth the visit and contains a biography about Dahl, lists all his books and has some fun stuff to do. Just click on the link below:

Listen to chapter 1 by clicking on this link. The other chapters are also available.

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