Twinnies by Eve Bunting

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The twins take up too much space and they need two of everything-two cribs, two high chairs, two of every toy. They also need two parents to watch out for them all the time. Who’s left, their big sister wonders, to watch out for her?
 

About Eve Bunting

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Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969. That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times. Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor. Nancy Carpenter, illustrator of many successful picture books, lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published September 1, 1997 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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"Both Bunting and Carpenter are in top form in this wise and funny story of a girl who sheds sibling rivalry in favor of affection for her twin baby sisters," wrote

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when their frazzled parents must chase down the toddlers headed toward ocean waves, their big sister forlornly wonders, ""Who was left to run in the water after me if I ran into the water, that's what I want to know."" But eventually, she wants to keep them, just the way they are: ""They are so s...

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"Both Bunting and Carpenter are in top form in this wise and funny story of a girl who sheds sibling rivalry in favor of affection for her twin baby sisters," wrote PW.

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