The Trouble with Twins

Overview

Holly's identical twin brothers, Jeremy and Dylan are about to turn three. They are adorable, but because of them, everyone else in the household is exhausted and stressed out, even the four cats. When Holly volunteers to throw the twins a birthday party, with a little help from her friends, she's just trying to be helpful. Why didn't someone tell her the event would tumble into complete chaos with guests running amok, unbelievable messes, and a cake savaged by hungry cats?

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Overview

Holly's identical twin brothers, Jeremy and Dylan are about to turn three. They are adorable, but because of them, everyone else in the household is exhausted and stressed out, even the four cats. When Holly volunteers to throw the twins a birthday party, with a little help from her friends, she's just trying to be helpful. Why didn't someone tell her the event would tumble into complete chaos with guests running amok, unbelievable messes, and a cake savaged by hungry cats?

This comical chapter book looks at the upsides, downsides, and upside down nature of daily life with twin toddlers in the family.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4- In this follow-up to The Trouble with Cats (2000) and The Trouble with Babies (2002, both Holiday House), Holly volunteers to help her stressed-out mother by throwing a birthday party for her rambunctious two-year-old brothers, Dylan and Jeremy, and 14 preschoolers. The party threatens to be a disaster when her best friends suggest a science theme with a sensory-deprivation chamber at the center of the festivities instead of a clown. The boys' beginning language skills are written phonetically-"'Want c'acker,' Dylan repeated. And duice'"-which adds some charm to the story while perhaps making it more challenging for younger readers. Winsome full-page illustrations appear throughout. This chapter book is a winning portrait of a family struggling with everyday concerns.-Kathleen Meulen, Blakely Elementary School, Bainbridge Island, WA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823420254
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,448,245
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Martha Freeman has written nine books for children and young adults, including The Trouble with Cats. Kirkus Reviews has praised the "sassy tone" of her "zippy writing." A native of Southern California, she lives in Pennsylvania.

Cat Bowman Smith has illustrated many books for children. The Bulletin says her drawings for The Trouble with Babies "have a free-spirited flair that complements the lighthearted text." She lives in Florida.

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