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|Double or nothing with the two and only Kelly twins|
Author: Hurwitz, Johanna
What's the same about identical twins--and what's different? Seven-year-old twins Arlene and Ilene notice that in the midst of their many similarities they also have many differences.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.10
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 188806
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 3.50
Points: 4.0 Quiz: 70911
Kirkus Reviews (02/15/17)
School Library Journal (03/01/17)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 03/01/2017 Gr 1–3—Identical twins Arlene and Ilene Kelly continue to navigate second grade. One morning at school, friends Monty and Joey notice a discrepancy between the usually indistinguishable pair, and the two girls find themselves thinking more about how they can be so identical but also unique. Then they face a particular challenge when two members of the set of triplets in their school concoct a sleepover plan where one sibling from each family would spend the night at the other's house. Reluctantly, inseparable Ilene and Arlene start to test the idea that they can still be twins, even if they do not always do everything the same way. This title features a large font and frequent spot art, making it a good option for newer chapter book readers. As the twins begin to waffle between the desire to be identical and curiosity about discovering what makes them unique, they raise questions about identity that will resonate with all readers. This selection stands alone, but students can read more about the Kelly twins in the first volume (The Two and Only Kelly Twins) as well as in the companion series about their classmate Monty. VERDICT This gentle twin story explores big questions about identity in an approachable way for budding chapter book readers.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 03/15/2017 In this winning sequel to The Two and Only Kelly Twins (2013), identical twins Arlene and Ilene learn that it’s OK to be different. From their short, brown pigtails and matching red glasses to their shared friends and hobbies, the sisters are alike in almost every way—and next to impossible to tell apart. Faced with several unexpected situations (good and bad), the twins learn that they can branch out from each other, whether by changing their personal style or doing things separately. Accessible text and frequent illustrations (artwork not seen) make this a friendly pick for young readers tackling their first chapter books. Themes of identity and self-discovery join amiable characters reminiscent of Clementine, Ivy, and Bean, making this a solid addition to early chapter-book collections. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.