Double or Nothing with the Two and Only Kelly Twins by Johanna Hurwitz

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These realistic predicaments with warm resolutions will fare well with the chapter-book set. Singletons’ interest in twins will be piqued while multiples will find much to relate to.
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What’s the same about identical twins — and what’s different? Sleepovers, poetry projects, and new haircuts are in play as seven-year-old Arlene and Ilene start coming into their own.

Arlene and Ilene love so many things about being identical twins. They like sharing a room, sharing friends, and wearing matching outfits. But they’re in different classes at school, and one twin has a scar that the other one doesn’t. One morning, their friends Monty and Joey point out a new difference that takes the sisters by surprise and gets them thinking: if they are identical twins, why are there differences between them at all? Their tongues must be the same, so why do they like different kinds of ice cream? Why does Arlene wear pink nail polish while Ilene thinks it’s silly? Why is Ilene sleeping soundly when Arlene is awake, wondering how she can be sure that she is Arlene, not Ilene? Revisit the funny, lovable characters from The Two and Only Kelly Twins and take a peek at the wonders — and puzzles — of being an identical twin.
 

About Johanna Hurwitz

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Johanna Hurwitz is the award-winning author of many books for children, including The Two and Only Kelly Twins and four books about Arlene and Ilene’s friend Monty. Johanna Hurwitz divides her time between Great Neck, New York, and Wilmington, Vermont.Tuesday Mourning is the illustrator of The Two and Only Kelly Twins and numerous other books for children. She lives in Utah.
 
Published April 25, 2017 by Candlewick. 80 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Mar 28 2017

These realistic predicaments with warm resolutions will fare well with the chapter-book set. Singletons’ interest in twins will be piqued while multiples will find much to relate to.

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