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There are a plethora of titles promising to reveal everything one needs to know about parenting, so kudos to journalist Scalise for actually delivering a truly valuable, accessible, and witty book that will be indispensable to parents of newborn twins. She takes a no-nonsense approach, presenting what looks like a manager's checklist, and instead of the usual organization by age, her text is arranged by task, such as "Stocking Up," "Getting Through the Night," "Making Errands Possible," and "Air Travel." This makes the book easy to reference but no less interesting to read from cover to cover. Scalise thoroughly outlines what twinspecting (this reviewer's term) parents should purchase and what can be borrowed or purchased singly, followed by good product recommendations. Her boot-camp sense of humor is fun and effective, and her advice is wise, practical insider stuff (e.g., prepare formula in the blender and warm it in a Crock-Pot, then feed the quiet baby first). Despite the completely unimaginative title, this is one of the more valuable twin books to be published recently. Highly recommended for all parenting collections.
—Julianne J. Smith