Tuesday, March 3

The Terrible Two

The Terrible Two
Written by Mac Barnett & Jory John, illustrated by Kevin Cornell

My rating: ★★★★½

ISBN: 978-1419714917
Publisher: Henry N. Abrams
Date of publication: January 13, 2015
Age: Grades 3 - 7
Genre: Realistic Fiction

Themes: pranks, cows, identity, friendship

Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that's only famous for its cows. In his old school, he had already established himself as the prankster. But here? Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one at that. Miles wants to make a name for himself, and the war between pranksters begins. But what if the two finally decide to join forces? And pull off the biggest prank ever seen?

So I knew that Mac Barnett and Jory John were hilarious, and I knew the premise for this book, but I was still surprised. I laughed out loud repeatedly. Like, people-looking-at-me-weird, awkward-snorting-noises book laughing. I loved it! There's just the right amount of suspense and trickery to keep you on your toes but with enough humor in between to keep it absolutely hilarious. Great for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid or, perhaps, a good offer to those reluctant readers. Go and try it for yourself!

Find it at your library or on Amazon

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