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The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other) (Tapper Twins Series #1)
     

The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other) (Tapper Twins Series #1)

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by Geoff Rodkey
 

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This bestselling first book in the Tapper Twins series is a hilariously authentic showcase of what it's like to be in middle school in our digitally-saturated world, told as a colorful "oral history" with photos, screenshots, text messages, chat logs, and online gaming digital art.

Twelve-year-old twins, Claudia and Reese, who couldn't be more

Overview

This bestselling first book in the Tapper Twins series is a hilariously authentic showcase of what it's like to be in middle school in our digitally-saturated world, told as a colorful "oral history" with photos, screenshots, text messages, chat logs, and online gaming digital art.

Twelve-year-old twins, Claudia and Reese, who couldn't be more different...except in their determination to come out on top in a vicious prank war. But when the competition escalates into an all-out battle that's fought from the cafeteria of their New York City private school all the way to the fictional universe of an online video game, the twins have to decide if their efforts to destroy each other are worth the price. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly declared "This uproarious series opener... is packed with both laugh-out-loud moments and heart."

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Praise for The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other):
A 2015 NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Book

*"This uproarious series opener... is packed with both laugh-out-loud moments and heart."

Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"Sibling rivalry is alive and well in this story.... [it] will cause readers to reflect on the highs and lows of everyday life."—School Library Connection, starred review"

Appealing to tween digital natives and fans of 'Origami Yoda'...and 'Charlie Joe Jackson'.... A fine beginning to a funny, new middle grade series.—School Library Journal"

Geoff Rodkey... has his pacing down to a science.... The voices of the two characters telling the story are absolutely pitch-perfect.... Kids are going to gobble up this new series."—San Francisco Book Review"

Thanks to the inclusion of various points of view, Claudia's reasonably balanced narrative offers plenty of humorous insight, and occasional doodles and photos keep it peppy."—Booklist"

An engaging mash-up of history, gaming, social media and family dynamics."—Shelf Awareness"

An authentic and funny look at sibling rivalry."—VOYA

School Library Journal
01/01/2015
Gr 4–6—What's wrong with a little pranking among siblings? Things couldn't possibly escalate, could they? Twelve-year-old twins Claudia and Reese Tapper live on the Upper West Side of New York City with their rather clueless, professional parents and a nice but also clueless nanny. In an effort to examine the events that led up to a full-scale war between the twins, Claudia decides to interview the combatants as well as a variety of allies and enemies, bystanders, and parents. The result is this "oral" history transcript complete with text messages, photographs, emails, and gaming chat logs. Like any self-respecting millennial, Claudia consults Wikipedia about war and sees parallels between World War I and her battles with Reese. And to think it all started with a misappropriated toaster cake. While there is plenty of hilarity, readers will experience many little pings of recognition; the dynamics between siblings and schoolmates rings true. Rodkey keeps the action moving and relatively light while maintaining a laser-beamlike eye on the complicated bond of twins, navigating the minefield that is middle school without judgment or didacticism. Fragile egos, misunderstandings, and actions that seemed like a good idea at the time are laid out in an engaging format that will be appealing to tween digital natives and fans of "Origami Yoda" (Abrams) and "Charlie Joe Jackson" (Roaring Brook). A fine beginning to a funny, new middle grade series.—Brenda Kahn, Tenakill Middle School, Closter, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316315975
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/03/2016
Series:
Tapper Twins Series , #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
55,396
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Geoff Rodkey is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter who has written the hit films Daddy Day Care, RV, The Shaggy Dog, and the Disney Channel original TV movie Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas. He is also the author of The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other), and The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York, as well as the middle grade trilogy The Chronicles of Egg. He lives in New York City.

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The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just because nobady has reviwed it dosnt mean its bad it just means its new... its a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this OK for the human eye, is it funny? I want it soooooo BAD!!!!!!!!! ~ annoynmes PS: or however you spell annoy- whatever!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book funny too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome can't wait to get the second one!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I have read other books,but this one is the best so far :)
Anonymous 10 months ago
The book is awesome! My school had a author vist with Geoff Rodkey. He was really funny! He wrote "Good Luck Charlie: It's Chirstmas! And learned it was based on a real life expericence with his older sister. He wrote movies like "Daddy Daycare" also based on a real life experiecnce with his son. My school sells the books. I got all the books in the series. Signing out : A fourth grade student.
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TMarta More than 1 year ago
Once again Geoff Rodkey has put together a very funny book with very good messages, but it is far from a ‘sweet’ book. There is nothing of Goody Two-Shoes in either of the Tapper Twins or their friends. Goodness prevails, yet bullying and public humiliation, plus heartless, thoughtless kids, are shown as part of growing up, (which they are). Although I was personally a bit disturbed by the comparisons made by Claudia to portions of World War Two and the fight with her twin brother, Reese, I know it was done to show her cluelessness. My grandson found them funnier than I did, and fortunately, they were short-lived. The book contains continual laugh-out-loud moments. It is written with relevance and knowledge of today’s families and Middle School temperaments on all levels. My grandson loved it and I loved it. I’d recommend this book to any fifth-grader on up, and it is certainly one that can be read, should be read, by adults. It could be used to open many conversations between parents and guardians who are, hopefully, more in touch with their children than Mr. and Mrs. Topper.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im gussing ghis is bad sence im the only person whos revied it