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"A great book for kids who love puzzles and humor. Weiner's narrators steal the show with their use of sarcasm and wit." - Halley Pucker, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"If you've got smart (or maybe smart-mouthed) kids, they'll get a kick out of The Templeton Twins" - Wired.com's GeekDads
"Anyone with a sly sense of humor is sure to love this book and cry out for "More, please!" " - Reading Today
"An irresistible start to a planned series" - Common Sense Media
"An entertaining start to a new series." - School Library Journal
"A rip roaring fun read that is a must share." - Shannon Messenger/Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
"A page-turning and funny tale." -Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review
"A hilarious and clever adventure " - Education.com
"The narrator plays as big a role (or bigger) as any of the characters, constantly wisecracking, setting up scenes and occasionally berating the reader." - SFGate.com
"This entertaining series will win over word lovers, mystery and puzzle solvers, fans of gadgets and those who previously had not thought of themselves as readers" - Shelf Awareness, starred review
"The most prominent character is the self-satisfied and aggressively intrusive Narrator, whose banter with readers instantly sets a comedic, sarcastic tone" - Publishers Weekly
"This book is for those students who enjoy a little sarcasm with their humor." - Library Media Connection
"This book a) is extraordinarily snarky, b) has glorious illustrations, c) is sure to be a hit, d) all of the above?" - NerdyBookClub.com
"The scene-hogging narrator steals the show in this clever series opener." - Kirkus Reviews
"Readers... will welcome this and the duo's future exploits." - Booklist
"Illustrations.play up the story's humor as well as highlighting the twins' ingenuity." - The Horn Book
"The narrator's antics are one of the book's great charms" - Time Out Chicago Kids, Best New Kit Lit Series of 2012
Ellis Weiner is a contributor to the New Yorker and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. He is also the author of several books, including Yiddish with Dick and Jane, which he co-authored with his wife. He lives in southern California.
Jeremy Holmes is the creative mind behind Mutt Ink, a graphic design studio. His first book, There Was an Old Lady (also published by Chronicle), was awarded BolognaRazzi's Opera Prima award at the 2010 Bologna Book Fair. He lives in Pennsylvania.
Silly and Fun. As an adult, the book felt a bit...like the writer was trying hard to be super cool. And it can come off a bit rude, that might influence your child. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Henrietta
This book was well narrated which may have been the best part of the book. The stuck-up Narrator is always proving he’s better than you. This was a great book for everyone. Read morePublished 5 months ago by H. Carter / kid reviewer
This was an interesting read. The narrator is heavily involved in this book with the same sarcastic attitude reminiscent of Lemony Snicket. I enjoyed the different writing style. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Taylor Sturgis
Awesome best book I have ever read !!!!This is my favorite book!!You should get this and read it.Great read!!!Took me about a day to readPublished 8 months ago by Ryan Smedes
good but the author could have been a little bit more quiet and just get to the story
I recommend it to you