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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; 1st edition (May 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689844948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689844942
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-A bouncy text and appealing cartoon artwork provide a lighthearted glimpse at the busy lives of a brother-and-sister duo. The diaper-clad babes are introduced with gentle humor: "Double born./Twice the blessing./Double kids./Twice the messing." As buoyant as the staccato rhymes that describe them, the siblings are soon on the move, learning to walk and talk and encountering a range of experiences that will be familiar territory for most preschoolers. It's twice the fun, as they play with toys, enjoy time spent outdoors, eat a meal, and share a bath. At bedtime, after being tucked in by their smiling parents, the youngsters close their eyes, "Double tired/from all their play./Double dreams/for their next day." The colorful digital illustrations echo the breezy tone of the text. The layout is uncluttered and the action is set against clean pastel and white backgrounds. With orange hair, circle-shaped heads, and sketched-in features, the children resemble one another closely, but are also easily identifiable as individuals. An enjoyable romp.
Joy Fleishhacker, formerly at School Library Journal
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

PreS. A simple rhyme and lively, colorful, uncluttered illustrations make this picture book a joyful read-aloud for young children, twins or not. The boy-girl twins begin their journey as infants, but they progress through toddlerhood as the pages turn. The premise ("Double born. / Twice the blessing. / Double kids. / Twice the messing.") may be a little overdone, because, of course, twins don't do everything at the same time. But Courtin's big, active illustrations of the lovable kids busy together through the day will have young preschoolers pointing and joining in. Kathy Broderick
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More About the Author

Margaret O'Hair lives in California. She is an author, writer, and teacher. She has written many things. She has five rhythmic picture books. Her publishers are Macmillan, Simon and Schuster, Houghton Mifflin, and Marshall Cavendish (Two Lions).

Margaret graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing and a M.A. in Education.

She loves thunderstorms, music, making playlists for things she's working on, staying up late writing, and Pinterest. Two of her favorite places to go are Disneyland and Starbucks. She doesn't like saying goodbye to her friends or waking up early. Books bring her joy. She wants people who pick up her books to find the same.

Visit Margaret at: http://margaretohair.com/

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Purchased this book as a gift for newborn boy/girl twins.
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This is a sweet book with very playful, fun illustrations and simple but catchy wording.
M. Cheek
When things are crazy, this book gives me a positive and uplifting look on their lives.
C. Hirsch

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. Hirsch on February 25, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I have 14 month boy/girl twins and I love reading this book to them at night. When things are crazy, this book gives me a positive and uplifting look on their lives. Highly recommend it to anyone with twins.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gloria Evangelista-White on May 6, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Margaret O'Hair's Twin to Twin is simply charming and charmingly simple. Make no mistake, to chronicle a baby (in this case two babies) growing years with such few words and convey so much takes an enormous amount of skill on the part of a writer and O'Hair shines in this department. Her style of juxtaposing nouns and verbs to create an active image in a soothing, almost lyrical way seduces and lulls the reader. Illustrator Thierry Courtin accompanies perfectly by enhancing the text's tone with unassuming, comfortable images. How great to have a book that protrays twins in such a wonderfully delightful way! However, a word of warning: if you have twins, it's best to buy two copies, one for each child, for this is one book they will NOT want to share. And I should know. I am a twin.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Cheek on July 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is a sweet book with very playful, fun illustrations and simple but catchy wording. I love to read it to my infant boy/girl twins.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Keely on April 29, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is a delightful funny and touching rhymimg picture book.
Sure to please little ones with it's bouncy rhythm and adults with it's tender observations. Twin to Twin is sure to become a classic, and not just for twins either!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Just Another Opinion on October 15, 2003
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This is a wonderful twin story with a sweet rhyme and great illustrations. It is the perfect addition for the twins in your life. I gave it to a three-year-old with newborn twin siblings, and he just can't get enough of it. I recommend it highly.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Provost on June 13, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is a delightful book. It gives us a humorous peek into what parents of twins are up against. Even early readers will enjoy its short and sweet verse: "Double shirts. Double jeans. Belly buttons in between." And the illustrations are heart-warming! TWIN TO TWIN is a book that I'll keep on my "Special" shelf to read again and again. I'm looking forward to more children's books from the talented Margaret O'Hair.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Judy D. Lynch on May 22, 2003
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I intended to buy this book for a friend expecting twins, but had to get one for myself. The charming illustrations in baby hues grabbed me first. I couldn't stop turning the pages with right-on rhyme that made this mom chuckle. Parents of any little ones will want this by their bedside for nightly storytime. I'm also going to use it in my 1st grade class because I believe in the power of language. This new author not only has a "niche" book for families with twins, but a book all children will want to hear again and again (and will be soon chiming in with the rhymes).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Paul on October 5, 2007
Format: Hardcover
When our boy/girl twins were born, a cousin gave us this book for a gift, and it quickly became one of our favorites to read to them, starting when they were just a few months old. Now they're almost 2 1/2 years old and it is one of their favorites as well. The rhyme is concise and sweet, and the pictures are very endearing. It really celebrates the joy of twins despite all the little frustrations they may create along the way!
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