PRH Children’s to release app as The Twits turn 35

Penguin Random House Children’s and the Roald Dahl Literary Estate will next week release the first ever Dahl app. Twit or Miss is based on The Twits. Developed with Aardman Digital for children aged six to 11, it is a “food fight” game in which players have to swipe food away from the sleeping Mrs Twit and into Mr Twit’s beard to score points. There are an unlimited number of levels, but if players wake Mrs Twit she will hit Mr Twit with her stick, a move that signals the end of the game. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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