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Esio Trot

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl, and Quentin Blake

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By Roald Dahl, and and, Quentin Blake

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281 reviews

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?


05 Aug 2021

I liked this book because cool l would definitely recommend this book to someone else

04 Aug 2021

I liked the tortoise because he was so cute.

04 Aug 2021

I wasn’t very sure about this .
I would recommend this book to people who like tortoises

04 Aug 2021

It was the cleverness of Mr Hoppy

03 Aug 2021

In the story Mrs Silver has a tortoise called Alfie who she loves very much. By 1990, when Esio Trot was published, it was no longer possible to buy a tortoise in a local pet-shop due to a law that had been passed in order to protect the tortoises. Roald explained all this in the introduction to the story, saying: "The things you are going to read about in this story all happened in the days when anyone could go out and buy a nice little tortoise from a pet-shop."

03 Aug 2021

I liked this book because of how many tortoises there are.Mr Hoppy plays a really good and funny trick on Mrs Silver.It has a happy ending.And what does esio trot mean?Read the book to find out!

01 Aug 2021

i like this story really nice that mr hoppy and mrs silvers found love and got married.

31 Jul 2021

Always love this book really funny

30 Jul 2021

The book is funny to read because Mr. Hoppy uses a sneaky way to make a tortoise grow!

30 Jul 2021

Mr hoppy is as if he knows tortiose

30 Jul 2021

it was a little boring and i didn't enjoy it . i have read about a tortoise and a family . i liked the family because they bought a tortoise . i would recommend it someone (8 nearly 9)

28 Jul 2021


28 Jul 2021

Alfie favourite person
I would recommend this book

27 Jul 2021

I liked Alfie the best because he is a cute tortoise. I really liked this book.

27 Jul 2021

I liked the ending and it was funny on how Mr Happy bought loads of tortoisee's.

27 Jul 2021

The book was amazing. Mr Hoppy was the best as he was cheeky and witty.

26 Jul 2021

Esio Trot is just a short book but I really enjoyed it. The characters were very likeable and Roald Dahl is a very clever writer that always makes his books funny. I liked that it had a happy ending, when Mr & Mrs Silver got married, but they also had to send the tortoise to the Pet Shop. It turned out ok because she had him for a very long time. It really made me want a tortoise!

26 Jul 2021

I think this is a very good book because there is lots of detail and short but entertaining.

My favourite character is Mr hoppy because he seems like a nice person and a fun person.

I would recommend this to others.

26 Jul 2021

I liked the book. I liked mr Hoppy the most because he found lots of different tortoises to use for his collection.
I’d recommend this book because It’s interesting.

26 Jul 2021

It was a little bit good. I liked Alfie best because he was nice and slow.
I would recommend this to someone else because it has a happy ending.

22 Jul 2021

I read this to my children and they really enjoyed the book. It was a very short book, which had a lovely ending.

21 Jul 2021

Lovely plot!

I liked Alfie the best.

I recommend this book to animal lovers.

21 Jul 2021

It has been awesome book to read and look at. I loved Mr Hoppy because he had loads of tortoises in his living room. I would recommend the book to other kids!

21 Jul 2021

This was a great book. I wish the story went on for longer.

20 Jul 2021

I really enjoyed it.
Mrs Silver wants her tortoise, Alfie to grow but he will not so Mr Hoppy makes Alfie grow up.
Alfie was my favourite character in the story.

19 Jul 2021

I liked this book as it has a happy ending.

13 Jul 2021

I thought that this book is really interesting and funny. I really like Mrs silver and I also liked Mr hoppy. I would recommend this to someone else

12 Jul 2021


12 Jul 2021

Esio Trot is a very good book. It was interesting because Mr Hoppy brought a lot of tortoises to his house from the pet store just so he could make a girl’s wish come true.Soon near to the end of the book Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver get married .

11 Jul 2021

Very interesting story

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