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Twice As Nice: What It's Like To Be a Twin

Twice As Nice: What It's Like To Be a Twin
Author: Nicole Rubel
ISBN 13: 9780374318369
ISBN 10: 374318360
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: 2004-10-06
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
List Price: $16.50

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Fraternal twins Bonnie and Ronnie take readers on a whirlwind tour of twinship, interspersing informative segments on everything from "Where Do Twins Come From?" to "What Are the Odds?" with amusing sections of twin riddles, advice to twins, twin interviews, and snappy answers to dumb twin questions ("Wow, am I seeing double?" "Yes, maybe you should get your eyes checked"). Also included: a retelling of the story of two of the most famous twins of all time, Jacob and Esau, and dozens of fascinating snippets about amazing twins from history and the present day, among them Castor and Pollus, Abby and Ann, and Mary-Kate and Ashley.

Drawing on her own experience and thorough research, Nicole Rubel has created a book that is brimming with details, eye-popping artwork, and extensive notes on interesting Web sites and reading material.

Debra Briatico - Children's Literature

After growing up hearing the same question over and over again, "What is it like to be a twin?" the author has created a colorful, informative picture book about the intriguing world of twins. She uses two fictional characters, Bonnie and Ronnie, a pair of fraternal twins, to introduce readers to various "twin" topics including: the pros and cons of being a twin, the differences between identical and fraternal twins, interesting twins from around the world, animal twins, and famous twins including Abigail Van Buren and Ann Landers, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Robin and Maurice Gibb. This wonderful resource also contains a detailed retelling of the biblical story of Jacob and Esau, a collection of twin riddles, excerpts from interviews with actual twins (ages six to eight), survival secrets for twins, and advice for parents and friends of twins. Packed with zany illustrations and black-and-white and full-color photos, this fascinating book offers a great introduction to the topic of twins. The author also includes a detailed list of related resources including books and websites. 2004, Farrar Straus and Giroux, Ages 5 to 9.