Two Times the Fun

Two Times the Fun

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by Beverly Cleary, Carol Thompson
     
 

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Jimmy and Janet are twins, but that doesn't mean they are just alike.

When we first meet Jimmy, he wants to dig a real hole. He likes to use a real, grown-up shovel. While he's working, his sister, Janet, pretends to be a bird! She likes to use her imagination. But the twins both like silly jokes, brand- new boots, and talking to Mr. Lemon, the mailman.

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Jimmy and Janet are twins, but that doesn't mean they are just alike.

When we first meet Jimmy, he wants to dig a real hole. He likes to use a real, grown-up shovel. While he's working, his sister, Janet, pretends to be a bird! She likes to use her imagination. But the twins both like silly jokes, brand- new boots, and talking to Mr. Lemon, the mailman.

As Beverly Cleary writes about Jimmy and Janet's doings, the unique understanding of children that she brings to all of her beloved books is coupled with a keen awareness of duo dynamics that comes from raising twins herself.

Originally published as four separate picture books (The Real Hole, Two Dog Biscuits, The Growing-Up Feet, and Janet's Thingamajigs), these are stories that a Jimmy would like because they are so true-to-life, and that a Janet would love because they are so believable.

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Publishers Weekly
Two Times the Fun gathers four previously published stories by popular Ramona author Beverly Cleary: The Real Hole (1960); Two Dog Biscuits (1961); The Growing-Up Feet (1987) and Janet's Thingamajigs (1987). Charming half-tone pen-and-ink-and-watercolor-wash illustrations by Carol Thompson, er, double the pleasure. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Four stories about fraternal twins, Jimmy and Janet, have been repackaged in this chapter book. While the twins like each other and are best friends, they do have their spats just like other siblings. In one story, Janet collects odd bits and will not let Jimmy touch them. Of course, since he is not supposed to touch her things, it is all the more tempting and he ends up grabbing the "stuff" to play with it. In another story, the twins are growing up and they are excited about getting new beds and new red boots. Janet delights in sharing all the news with Mr. Lemon, the postman. Jimmy is the realist and does not like pretend play or things. When he decides to dig a hole in the yard, he creates a really big one. His family and neighbors all want to know what he plans to do with his hole. Jimmy just wants a hole, but since his Dad says that would be too dangerous, it is up to him to find an ideal solution. The stories in some cases are more than forty years old, but the feelings and family situations are still familiar. Young kids, twins or not, will enjoy meeting Jimmy and Janet. 2005, HarperCollins, and Ages 4 to 7.
—Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060579210
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/05/2005
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
344,266
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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Meet the Author

Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.

Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Carmel, California
Date of Birth:
April 12, 1916
Place of Birth:
McMinnville, Oregon
Education:
B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1938; B.A. in librarianship, University of Washington (Seattle), 1939

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Two Times the Fun 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
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This is an extremely cute story, and I read it to my brother all the time! :))) Posted by: MistyRose
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