Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

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Overview

Meet Kayla and Melanie—two of a kind and official first-grade mean girls. This is a new kind of playground bullying. These girls tease, whisper, and get their way all of the time, even when that means turning one friend against another. Anna is too smart to fall for their charms. . . . Well, almost. The allure of the in crowd is strong. But after an early falter, Anna discovers she’s stronger when she stands up for herself and for her friend Julisa. This book is modern, multicultural, and has a message worth sharing— the perfect book to read to a classroom, to a daughter . . . or to a bully!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416924371
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 07/07/2009
Edition description: Repackage
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 539,286
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 520L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Jacqui Robbins for years an elementary school teacher, lives with her husband and young daughter in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Matt Phelan's black-and-white illustrations first appeared in The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney. His picture books include The New Girl...and Me and Two of a Kind, both written by Jacqui Robbins. Matt lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Read an Excerpt

Kayla and Melanie are two of a kind. That's what Kayla and Melanie say. Even our teacher, Ms. Becky, says it sometimes, like when Kayla and Melanie beg to be partners at work time.

Julisa and I like to be partners too, but nobody calls us two of a kind. Ms. Becky does say, "Julisa, Anna, can you help?" a lot. And we do.

copyright © 2009 by Jacqui Robbins

Julisa stands below the jungle gym. She says, "Recess is over, you know."

Kayla makes a face and laughs. Melanie says, "We're not coming."

Julisa looks at Melanie. Her eyes are sharp and her voice is calm. "I'm not talking to you. I don't care about you." And I can tell she really doesn't.

Julisa turns back to me. She blinks. "Anna?" Her voice is shakier, like maybe now she does care.

"If you get down...," Melanie says.

copyright © 2009 by Jacqui Robbins

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