Saturday, 12 September 2015

Fun with The Twits - #RoaldDahlDay

I have always loved Roald Dahl's books....He was an amazing writer! My girls have read quite a few of his books and love them too....

Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was one of the world’s most imaginative, successful and loved storytellers. Since his death, his work has not only endured but is still increasing in popularity. His stories are currently available in 59 languages. UK sales alone are over 50 million books and rising, with global sales estimated to be more than 200 million.

Tomorrow is Roald Dahl day like it is every year on the writers birthday! Roald Dahl Day has trended globally and in the UK for the last few years and this year it is focused on all things Twits in particular the beard of Mr Twit!

I was asked if my girls and I would like to get involved in the celebration! Of course!! The girls were both sent a copy of The Twits.....One in paperback and the other in hardback...


Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, 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. 

Both the books had their own special features....The hardback actually had a beard on it and the paperback had scratch and sniff stickers....A great bit of fun!


 Booksellers are turning their shops into “beard boutiques” and we decided to make some beards of our own.....




The girls had a great time making the beard and they love The Twits story.....It's was just the right length for Ellie who's just turned 8 to finish and thoroughly enjoy....It is only 87 pages long and at the back there is a lot of information about Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake, being a writer and lots more fun things....Becky has read it before and was quite happy to read it again....The sign of a great book! One night during the week I had to practically wrestle the books off them when they were reading them in bed.....hehehe

The book is fun, very silly and the illustrations are of course amazing....Everything you come to expect from Roald Dahl!


Have you read The Twits?
Do you have a favourite Roald Dahl book?

We were sent these books free of charge in exchange for this post and our review....All opinions and thoughts are our own....

41 comments :

  1. I loved Roald Dahl as a kid. The Witches, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were my favourites.

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  2. Oh wow! Looks like a fun day :) This made me smile! I also love Roald Dahl books, I think Matilda is a favourite :)

    Claire
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    1. It was! They had a great time! Thank you!

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  3. I love Roald Dahl, he is my favourite childrens' author. My favourite book was James and the Giant Peach x

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    1. He was such a great writer.....Thank you!

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  4. Awesome beards girls! The twits was the first Roald Dahl book that my daughter read, it's such a great story. My favourite book is The Witches (love the film too).

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    1. Thank you! It is great for little one's....
      Ahh! I still love The Witches film too.

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  5. Love Roald Dahl - we have a snozzcumbers tutorial on the blog - you should do give it a go, it was great fun and tasted great too! H :)

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    1. Ohh I will have to take a look! Sounds like a lot of fun x

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  6. I love your beards! My favourite Roald Dahl book is Matilda but we really enjoyed Esio Trot which we read for the first time today.

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    1. Thank you! Ahh! Matilda was one of the first books I ever read myself x

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  7. We're big fans of Roald Dahl in our house, and my girl is enjoying discovering the stories. We're also very lucky to live close to use museum so we'll be there tomorrow! I love your beard making video, v funny!
    My girl likes Esoi Trot G like Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Classic xx

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    1. Oh wow! You are so lucky to live so close....I hope you had a great day x

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  8. Grotbags loves Roald Dahl books, I love the beards they made x

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  9. Oh wow this looks amazing. I love all of the Roald Dahl books they are just wonderful. Mu faves are The BFG and Matilda

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  10. The twits is a fantastic book. I love that you've done a craft connected to it too! My favourite would be the BFG, but I also love The Witches and George's Marvelous Medicine. x

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  11. I loved Roald Dahl as a child. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG will always be my favourites. I hadn't actually read the Twits, or at least I don't remember reading it. I love the beards though, the girls look like they're having loads of fun

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  12. What a fantastic way to celebrate Roald Dahl Day - I have to admit I have fond memories of reading his books from my childhood. x

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    1. I do too....They are wonderful books! Thank you!

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  13. Those beards are superb! You can't beat Roald Dahl, awesome books

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  14. wow.. that looks something I wouldnt touch or get my child nearby.. kidding! ;) it looks so fun!

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  15. I love The Twits - haven't read it in a very long time though! Love the idea of the scratch and sniff stickers and your girls' beards look amazing - what a brilliant way to help the story come to life :-)

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    1. The stickers were fab! very stinky....hehehe
      Thank you!

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  16. I love this post! We are massive fans of Roald Dahl and throughout my childhood I adored the Twits.

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    1. Thank you! I think just about everyone loves Roald Dahl x

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  17. The Twits is my all time favourite Roald Dahl book x

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  18. No childhood should be without Roald! I used to love James and the giant peach, the twits and BFG when I was a kid.

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    1. Very right! All his books are fantastic! Thank you!

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  19. Roald Dahl books are brilliant, I really enjoyed reading them when I was younger and still do now, they are classics. My favourites were Matlida and Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator. Of course, I also loved The Twits!
    How wonderful that the books had a beard or were scratch and sniff, that's awesome! :)
    Also, loving the beards girls ;) Ha! X X

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    1. They are classics! They never get old. Thank you!

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  20. I love Roald Dahl books, they were a staple when I was growing up.

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

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  21. I grew up reading Roald Dahl and my love for him has been passed onto my children. I love David Walliams too, he has brought Roald Dahl's quirky humour to children today :)

    Gemma xxx

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  22. Great way to celebrate the day and that beard is so cute x

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