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This is the wonderful and warm-hearted Roald Dahl classic, Esio Trot. Mr Hoppy really loves his neighbour Mrs Silver, and Mrs Silver really loves her tortoise, Alfie. One day Mrs Silver asks Mr Hoppy how to make Alfie grow, and suddenly Mr Hoppy knows the way to win her heart. With the help of a magical spell and some cabbage leaves, can Mr Hoppy be happy at last? 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams And now you can listen to ESIO TROT ( with THE GIRAFFE AND THE PELLY AND ME) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! And look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

Esio Trot Reviews | Toppsta

  • ISBN: 9780141365480
  • Pub Date: 11th February 2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 80

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24th July '17
Dahl class read it themselves aged 7 to 9
Esio Trot 9780141365480
5 stars
My favourite book is Esio Trot I really enjoyed it.  This book is about a man called Mr Hoppy and he is all alone.He had a secret love with  a women who lived below him ,but her hart  belongs to a tortoise  but  she really want him to grow up.Then  mr Hoppy has an idea  and he gives her a piece of paper but all the words was back to front and when he goes  to work  in his spare time he makes a tortoise catcher and tortoises.Every time she goes to work he changes the tortoise so itmis only two more than the last one until one day the tortoise could not fit into his house .Then he made a sheet of paper last time but this one was to make him smaller  two ounce every time .Then she invites him over .He gives all the tortoises to the pet shop and sold them for free .And tortoise which she had before went when to a little girl .

Luca (age 9)
5th February '19
I read it to Ellawall aged 6 aged 6
Esio Trot 9780141365480
5 stars
As a family we really enjoy Roald Dahl books so I was excited to read this to my daughter. It was a nice quick read, took 3 10-15 minute chunks at bedtime. It was easy to read and the illustrations helped my daughter follow the story. She enjoyed the story a lot, once she sussed out the secret plan she said it was a very clever story. It wasn't as silly/funny as other Roald Dahl books, but it was still a very good story. 
1st October '16
Jemt read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Esio Trot 9780141365480
5 stars
I really liked this book as it was funny.  I loved all the tortoises.  It was really good when they were been put into the new flat.  The pictures were really funny too.
4th April '17
Rachy read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Esio Trot 9780141365480
5 stars
I enjoyed this book specially when Mr Hoppy was tricking Mrs Silver with the tortoises that he had brought from loads of different pet shops .
6th November '18
I read it to Holls aged 10 aged 10 & to Batman aged 8 aged 8
Esio Trot 9780141365480
5 stars
A really fun story that I remember reading myself when I was younger. I remember feeling the shock and delight when I found out the secret of the magic words and the magic words that Mrs Silver has to say to get Esio Trot to grow. To see my children enjoy this book as much as I did is lovely. 
My son tried to read some of the magic words and it had myself and my daughter laughing. 
This is a real family story that will never grow old. 
17th September '16
I read it to Beatrice aged 6 aged 6
Esio Trot 9780141365480
5 stars
This is another great Roald Dahl story. I read this to my daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. 
Such a touching story, resulting in my daughter wanting a tortoise!
This is a lovely story of love and friendship, we definitely recommend giving it a read.
8th November '16
alexia read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Esio Trot 9780141365480
5 stars
Roald Dahl did a great job writing this book and it is also really funny in a lot of parts and i find it funny that his name is Mr.Hoppy when my bunnies name is Hoppyin this book Mr hoppy is about sixty or seventy and really loves the lady who lives below him and she has a funny little tortoise who lives on her balcony.This is a great book and i really enjoyed it.
31st July '17
Oliver07 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Esio Trot 9780141365480
5 stars
I like tortiosis
8th February '17
romeoslater read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Esio Trot 9780141365480
4 stars
This story is fantastic and tells a nicecstory about a lovely man who is in love
10th May '18
I read it to Darcey aged 7 aged 7
Esio Trot 9780141365480
4 stars
Darcey (7) enjoyed this book a lot. She screamed with delight at the (SPOILER ALERT) wedding proposal. She was also fascinated by the backwards writing and laughed a lot at 'that's a lot of poos' line.  Mum was disconcerted by the dishonesty of Mr Hoppy and is not sure that this is a good basis for a marriage.
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