Saturday, March 8, 2008

Animals in Literature

It is true that Roald Dahl's book, The Twits, is about the horrid and rotten Mr. and Mrs. Twit. But, if it weren't for some truly wise animals, those Twits would never receive their proper come-uppance.

Life would have probably remained okay if Mr. & Mrs. Twit had kept their nasty tricks and general unpleasantness to themselves. Pretending worms are Mr. Twit's spaghetti and giving Mrs. Twit "the shrinks" kept it all in the family. But the Twits fancy themselves Monkey Trainers and enjoy feasting on Bird Pie. Once the HugTight sticky glue comes out, Muggle-Wump, the monkey, his wife and two small children, know they have to do something. They enlist the help of the Roly Poly bird from Africa, and play a trick worthy of the Twits.

This is a fun, fast-paced story. Just make sure you've eaten before you read it!


Anonymous said...

This book is the best book in the world! thank you for doing a blog on it!!!!

Anonymous said...

I know it it my favorite book too. my favorite is the part about the monkeys. It always makes me laugh. HaHaHa

Anonymous said...

I like the worms that are put into the spaghetti!