Takes a look at the daily lives of young twins, both fraternal and identical, while explaining some of the special dynamics associated with being a twin.
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PreSchool-Grade 2AWelcome to a world in which there is "twice as much fun, twice as much work, and twice as much love to go around." With a simple text and large, full-color pictures, this appealing photo-essay introduces several young twins and their families. Scott clarifies the difference between identical and fraternal twins, touches on the feelings of older siblings, explains that some twins like to dress alike while others prefer different clothing, stresses the importance of time alone with a parent, and makes it clear that it is just as difficult for twins to learn to share as it is for other children. The even-handed tone and occasional questions will make readers feel involved in the text. A note to parents offers more information and suggestions for using the book with youngsters. Personalities and relationships come shining through in Miller's crystal-clear portraits and action shots. The images are framed with colored borders and set against pleasing pastel backgrounds with subtle graphic patterns in slightly darker shades. With its emphasis on the idea that all children are unique, this eye-catching celebration of multiples makes a good choice for family sharing.AJoy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
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A picture book on twinship, for ``singletons'' wondering what it would be like to have a double, and for all those puzzling out what it means to share, for fraternal twins, a birth date, and for identical twins, so many other features. Miller's large full-color photographs work best to display the ways twins do and don't look alike, and to show their roles in the family. Scott discusses the concerns other siblings have with twins in the family, and the importance of treating children who are twins as individuals. A lengthy afterword instructs adults in how to use the book, and, for parents of twins, in how to field intrusive questions. No explanation of where twins come from appears in the body of the book, although Scott includes several explanations for adults to try out, and refers them to another children's book on the subject. A fussy layout and a typographical treatment that arbitrarily emphasizes words in the text do not detract from the smiling faces of the brothers and sisters in these pages. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Atheneum, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110689803478
Book Description Atheneum, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0689803478
Book Description Atheneum, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0689803478