One of the most dysfunctional couples in the history of children's fiction, The Twits, are starring in a new children's game for smartphones and tablets.

Roald Dahl's Twit or Miss, due for release on Thursday, is the first in a planned series of apps based on the author's back catalogue, released by the Dahl estate and publisher Penguin Random House.

"One of the areas our kids audience expects to find Roald Dahl is in the digital space, so it's very exciting to be able to work with Penguin to bring the stories to life through apps

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A German publisher is being accused of excessive political correctness for removing controversial language from a classic children's book, sparking debate about how to handle outdated and offensive words in the genre.

Last month German Family Minister Kristina Schröder incited the ire of her fellow conservative politicians when she took aim at politically incorrect content in classic children's literature. In addition to suggesting that God should be gender neutral, she criticized sexist and racist messages in some of these tales too.

For years, JK Rowling absolutely refused to offer an ebook version of the Harry Potter books, claiming that doing so would lead to piracy. As we pointed out at the time, that was ridiculous, because the books were already widely available in unauthorized forms online, and putting legitimate versions up wouldn't change that -- it would just allow people who wanted to pay to do so. It took years, but when Rowling finally came to her senses on ebooks, she even went further and ditched the DRM (and the middleman). And, while there were some questions about the true

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