Twins!

Twins!

by Charlotte Doyle, Julia Gorton
     
 

From pat-a-cake to storytime, from bathtub splashes to bedtime lullabies, twins keep mommies and daddies very busy! Twins need double bottles and twice the swing pushes, have double the runny noses and take twice the patience. But they also bring twice the smiles, give twice as many kisses, play twice the peek-a-boos, and make each day twice as fun!

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From pat-a-cake to storytime, from bathtub splashes to bedtime lullabies, twins keep mommies and daddies very busy! Twins need double bottles and twice the swing pushes, have double the runny noses and take twice the patience. But they also bring twice the smiles, give twice as many kisses, play twice the peek-a-boos, and make each day twice as fun!

Perfect for toddlers, new parents, or twins of any age, Charlotte Doyle's cheerful rhymes and Julia Gorton's vivid illustrations show us a day in the life of two adorable twins.

Illustrated by Julia Gordon.

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Children's Literature
This happy family consists of twin girls and their parents. Raising twins is a different world for both parents and kids. There are twice as many toys and twice as many spills. Loving two babies is how it all begins. There are two bottles, two chairs and two bears. The twins go to the park to swing. They see the bunnies and ducks, two of each. There may be two babies, but only one mother's lap. Daddy has one book to read to two babies. The twins share one yellow duck in the bath and one lullaby. The twins then get into bed and go to sleep. This bedtime story with rhyming text is clever and well designed. An interesting illustration technique that includes some photographic elements is contrasted with a very simple silhouette style, alternating by page. These bright simple illustrations will attract the attention of even the youngest children, and please adult eyes as well. 2003, G P Putman's Sons, Ages 3 mo. to 3.
— Kristin Harris
School Library Journal
PreS-A superficial glimpse at a day in the life of two young siblings and their parents. The twins are introduced in the following manner: "One baby,/baby two./Baby. Baby./We love you!" Neither the text nor the artwork (except for a variation in clothing and hairstyle) creates any sense that these children are individuals. At times, the story seems disjointed. For example, after listing some of the children's possessions, the author describes how the twins play outdoors: "Two babies swinging. Up. Down. Up./Two brown bunnies. One white duck." Shown walking in front of the swings, these animals seem to appear out of the blue, without any visual or verbal explanation to clarify why they are there. Done in airbrushed acrylic paints, the illustrations are a bit flat. Collage elements, such as knitted textures and a paisley material, highlight the family's clothing and add a bit of interest. At times, a character or an object is shown in white silhouette, a choice that seems a bit stark in comparison to the warm colors used for the rest of the artwork. For a slightly older audience, Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly's About Twins (DK Ink, 1999) has an accessible text and irresistible photos to present a much more intriguing look at the family life of multiples.-Joy Fleishhacker, formerly at School Library Journal Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399237188
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/10/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

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