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Two is for Twins Board book – May 12, 2011

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From School Library Journal

PreS-In bouncy rhyme, Lewison highlights things that come in pairs-a bird's wings, bicycle wheels, and a smiling child's hands, ears, feet, and, finally, sibling: And twins, as you can plainly see,/are just as two as two can be. Aspects of this special relationship are briefly mentioned as the youngsters appear in matching clothes, pursue individual interests at school, play together, and end up in bed with chicken pox. While there is nothing new here and some of the phrases border on the banal (Twins are two-er than anyone./Two times the hugs, two times the fun), the rhythmic text reads aloud smoothly. Saturated with deep hues and painted with a whimsical touch, the artwork carries the story along as two curly haired cuties interact with one another and pursue typical toddler activities. With their round heads, pinpoint eyes, and expressive mouths, the characters are appealing, and the nonstop motion and humorous details in the illustrations maintain interest. One exuberant spread shows the tykes zooming down a slide, their faces glowing with excitement and their arms raised high, while a sneaker flies off a foot and into the pale blue sky. Consider this frothy offering for deeper collections or where tales about twins are perennially popular.-Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
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PreS. The first third of this picture book names different things that express the number two (hands, bicycle wheels, bluebird wings), but after the focus settles on the "two-ness" of twins, it never wavers. The well-cadenced, rhyming text celebrates the good things that come in pairs and, in particular, the good times of twinship: playing, helping, sharing. Reflecting the tone of the text as well as illustrating the particulars mentioned, the airy, exuberant illustrations make even chicken pox seem fun, as long as it's shared. The bright paintings vary in composition, size, and placement on the white pages, but all have a spontaneity that will charm children and their parents. Fun for reading aloud to one, or two, or many more. See Voake on p.52 for another twin title. Carolyn Phelan
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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers; Brdbk Abr edition (May 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670013102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670013104
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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We bought this for our twins before their first birthday. They haven't really 'gotten it' yet, but since the birthday cakes at the end of the story have 3s on them, I suspect they'll catch on eventually (they are only 1, after all!).

I appreciated that this book did a good job of portraying twins as just like any other kids, while at the same time highlighting all sorts of special and unique features (built in playmate, how special 'two' is, the fun things that can happen on your birthday, etc). The book also did an excellent job of not 'pigeonholing' identical twins into a life of forced similarity. The twins in the story clearly have their own tastes and styles even though they look quite alike. In addition, the pictures are very cute and the rhyming is well done. It is an easy book to read (and read, and read!).

The book claims to also be perfect for children that aren't twins, but eh, that might be a stretch. Not in a negative way, rather that this book is *far* more relevant to twins, or the siblings of twins (or the parents of twins!). I would most certainly purchase this book for any other sets of twins I know.
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This is a bright colouful book about what TWINS get up to. It has hard pages which means it is good for the younger children who are still at the stage of putting everything in their mouth. I bought this for our friends TWINS 1st birthday. Im sure it will become one of their favourite books.
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TWO!

Two is among the first words our twin girls learned thanks to this book's frequent refrain.

Between Lewison's catchy rhymes and Nakata's bright (if a bit impressionistic) art they've learned when to yell "TWO!" as I read it with them.

It's one of the books they'll pull off the shelf and ask for, I recommend it for anyone with young twins.
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We have 2 year old boy/girl twins and wanted some good board books for them about twins so they could understand their special bond. We found a couple but we like this one the best. The book shows all kinds of fun things that twins can do together and that lots of things come in pairs. I like that this book explains that twins can both look alike and do things together or they can dress differently and play with other friends but they are still twins no matter what. It shows that twins always have someone there. The pages are nice and thick and should withstand the toddler era and the twins portrayed are fairly gender neutral so any combination of twins should be able to enjoy the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone with twins so they know they are special!
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My twin boys love this book. I introduced it right before their second birthday to help them understand that they are twins and have the same birthday. I teach them how to share like the book, ask if they are wearing the same clothes at bedtime which they sometimes are, and tell them how they do everything together and two is better than one. I also make them sing "Happy Birthday to you" based on the last 2 pages, and they love it. I read it at bedtime. The book is perfect for twins, I like that it teaches them to share and make them think of being together and best friends. They ask to read this book at night.
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This book is adorable! I love that I have a book that relates so well to my twins. Yes, every other children's book is great, too. But to have a book that speaks directly to the special thing that twins have is wonderful. This book is a great way to show that their differences from singletons make them special.
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...make this book a strange read. I have a sneaking suspicion that this board book edition is abridged; I've seen that happen in other board books, most notably HOP ON POP. When a rhyming, rhythmic book is abridged, a LOT is lost. In this case, there's a jaggedness to the text that makes it quite awkward to read out loud. This is a shame, because the book could be really cute.
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My twin boys love reading this book.. I don't think they have quite yet identified that they are in fact twins themselves at just 2 years old, but its nice that they can see the pictures and read the story of the twin boys doing various activities together. I think it will help them to identify themselves as twins and its an adorable book.
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