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One of School Library Journal’s Best Picture Books of 2011

These look-alike twins have always shared everything—their room, their toys, a crib, and, since the day they were born, a blanket. But as they grow into new beds, they need new blankets, too. Now they face a new dilemma: they don’t know how  not to share.

Told from the perspective of two five-year-olds, The Twins’ Blanket playfully illuminates squabbles and affection between young...

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Overview


One of School Library Journal’s Best Picture Books of 2011

These look-alike twins have always shared everything—their room, their toys, a crib, and, since the day they were born, a blanket. But as they grow into new beds, they need new blankets, too. Now they face a new dilemma: they don’t know how  not to share.

Told from the perspective of two five-year-olds, The Twins’ Blanket playfully illuminates squabbles and affection between young siblings. Yum’s minimalistic art astutely captures these twins’ emotions as they toss, turn, and tug their new and old blankets—and embrace their growing independence.


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Editorial Reviews

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"In the simple language of youngsters, it conveys what it is like to share everything while at the same time realizing how comforting it is to have someone to share things with. The simple, almost impressionistic art graces the pages with bright splashes of color and pattern.” —SLJ Starred Review

 

“Yum’s deceptively quiet text and poignant illustrations, created from prints, colored pencil, watercolor and other media, convey the girls’ growing independence . . . . Readers who have ever wondered what it’s like to be a twin need look no further.” –Kirkus Reviews

 

"Yum's third picture book shows the author/illustrator thoroughly at home with the picture book form....The book's inherent symmetry, with the twins mirroring each other on the left and right sides of the spreads, is a treat."—Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“Add this to your collection of sibling stories, or grab it for an alternative take on the trials and tribulations of sharing space.” BCCB

 

“For grown-up readers there’s another argument: Which is more wonderful — the text, written exactly in the voice of its 5-year-old heroines . . . or the exquisite illustrations of rosy-cheeked girls, a brightly colored blanket, Asian textiles and lots of white space to accentuate them.” —NYTimes.com

 

“Yum…plays with the picture book format in innovative ways here… The text varies its direct narration effortlessly, so that in one sentence a girl will address the reader and in the next, her twin, pulling the book’s audience into the drama.” —Horn Book Magazine

 

"Combining drawn, painted, and printed effects, the appealing illustrations, simple yet stylized, are as effective as the text. A pleasing picture book for twins, siblings, and even onlies.” Booklist

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Identical twin girls share a number of things like clothing, toys, and a bedroom. These twins also use the same colorful, striped blanket since their birth. The girls have shared the blanket for five years and now, it is time for them to get separate beds. The blanket that they shared is too small for both of them and each twin believes that she should get to keep the blanket for herself. They argue over the ownership of the blanket. The mother decides to make a new blanket for each girl. One twin selects yellow material with a floral design for her blanket and the other twin chooses fabric in her favorite color, pink. When the mother completed the blankets, the girls sleep in separate, twin beds for the first time. Through the illustrations and text, readers learn how the twins resolve their difference about their special blanket and continue to share a special closeness and bond as twins. On end papers, there are block prints set against a colorful background representing the design of the blankets. Readers may connect with the relationship between siblings when reading the story. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466824645
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,152,445
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author


Hyewon Yum, a twin herself, is the author and illustrator of There Are No Scary Wolves and Last Night. She was born in South Korea and studied painting and printmaking at Seoul National University. She received her master of fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and presently lives in Brooklyn, New York. hyewonyum.com
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