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Two is for Twins Board book – May 12 2011

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Product Details

  • Board book: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers; Brdbk Abr edition (May 12 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670013102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670013104
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From School Library Journal

PreS-In bouncy rhyme, Lewison highlights things that come in pairs-a bird's wings, bicycle wheels, and a smiling child's hands, ears, feet, and, finally, sibling: And twins, as you can plainly see,/are just as two as two can be. Aspects of this special relationship are briefly mentioned as the youngsters appear in matching clothes, pursue individual interests at school, play together, and end up in bed with chicken pox. While there is nothing new here and some of the phrases border on the banal (Twins are two-er than anyone./Two times the hugs, two times the fun), the rhythmic text reads aloud smoothly. Saturated with deep hues and painted with a whimsical touch, the artwork carries the story along as two curly haired cuties interact with one another and pursue typical toddler activities. With their round heads, pinpoint eyes, and expressive mouths, the characters are appealing, and the nonstop motion and humorous details in the illustrations maintain interest. One exuberant spread shows the tykes zooming down a slide, their faces glowing with excitement and their arms raised high, while a sneaker flies off a foot and into the pale blue sky. Consider this frothy offering for deeper collections or where tales about twins are perennially popular.-Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
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PreS. The first third of this picture book names different things that express the number two (hands, bicycle wheels, bluebird wings), but after the focus settles on the "two-ness" of twins, it never wavers. The well-cadenced, rhyming text celebrates the good things that come in pairs and, in particular, the good times of twinship: playing, helping, sharing. Reflecting the tone of the text as well as illustrating the particulars mentioned, the airy, exuberant illustrations make even chicken pox seem fun, as long as it's shared. The bright paintings vary in composition, size, and placement on the white pages, but all have a spontaneity that will charm children and their parents. Fun for reading aloud to one, or two, or many more. See Voake on p.52 for another twin title. Carolyn Phelan
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I bought this board book for my own twins to try and help them understand what a special thing it is to be a twin. I like the colours, the illustrations and the overall message. My twins are still very young, so I can see this book being around in our collection for a while yet, which I am happy about. This book doesn't come out and specify if the characters are fraternal or identical, but based on the illustrations and a comment that "Sometimes twins dress alike", I would go with identical. Even though mine are fraternal (boy/ girl), this is still a good starter read for them to understand there are different types of twins.
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Format: Hardcover
Cute book about twins growing up and going to school.
Reading level for older (grade 2+) children.
Fun pictures!
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Cute gift for twin toddlers
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HASH(0x9f6063b4) out of 5 stars Very cute book! Sept. 6 2011
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We bought this for our twins before their first birthday. They haven't really 'gotten it' yet, but since the birthday cakes at the end of the story have 3s on them, I suspect they'll catch on eventually (they are only 1, after all!).

I appreciated that this book did a good job of portraying twins as just like any other kids, while at the same time highlighting all sorts of special and unique features (built in playmate, how special 'two' is, the fun things that can happen on your birthday, etc). The book also did an excellent job of not 'pigeonholing' identical twins into a life of forced similarity. The twins in the story clearly have their own tastes and styles even though they look quite alike. In addition, the pictures are very cute and the rhyming is well done. It is an easy book to read (and read, and read!).

The book claims to also be perfect for children that aren't twins, but eh, that might be a stretch. Not in a negative way, rather that this book is *far* more relevant to twins, or the siblings of twins (or the parents of twins!). I would most certainly purchase this book for any other sets of twins I know.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f3f2708) out of 5 stars Two is for TWINS Aug. 7 2011
By Rene - Published on
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This is a bright colouful book about what TWINS get up to. It has hard pages which means it is good for the younger children who are still at the stage of putting everything in their mouth. I bought this for our friends TWINS 1st birthday. Im sure it will become one of their favourite books.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f014e34) out of 5 stars Twins, Twins, Twins April 13 2010
By James Gilhooley - Published on
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I rec'd this gift for my twins and then purchased it for two other sets of twins. The story line is cute and doesn't just focus on the similarities of twins as most books have a tendency.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f048864) out of 5 stars Our twins love it! Sept. 17 2014
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Two is among the first words our twin girls learned thanks to this book's frequent refrain.

Between Lewison's catchy rhymes and Nakata's bright (if a bit impressionistic) art they've learned when to yell "TWO!" as I read it with them.

It's one of the books they'll pull off the shelf and ask for, I recommend it for anyone with young twins.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f007dc8) out of 5 stars Some awkward cadences... Feb. 17 2012
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...make this book a strange read. I have a sneaking suspicion that this board book edition is abridged; I've seen that happen in other board books, most notably HOP ON POP. When a rhyming, rhythmic book is abridged, a LOT is lost. In this case, there's a jaggedness to the text that makes it quite awkward to read out loud. This is a shame, because the book could be really cute.