Monday, September 10, 2012

Review: The Templeton Twins Have an Idea - Ellis Weiner

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 4 stars  
Cover Rating: 5 stars (Really love this and all the illustrations inside too!)
Genre: Middle Grade
Publication Date: August 15, 2012
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Page Count: 232 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

The Templeton Twins, Abigail and John, are inventors just like their father. They are clever kids, so when they get kidnapped by Dean D. Dean they know just what to do. Dean D. Dean has accused their father of stealing his idea, so he figures that kidnapping the Templeton Twins will be a way to get the credit for the invention. What he doesn't count on is the cleverness of the Templeton family (and their ridiculous dog).

This was such a fun story. I loved the narration. Check out the first line below for a little hint of what you will find inside. This will be a great novel for boys and girls of all ages. There's adventure, kidnapping and lots of fun. At the end of each chapter there's some review questions (they aren't very serious though). The narrator is just really fun and makes the book quirky inside of just a regular story.

Abigail and John were great kids too. I liked that we got to see how clever they were and some invention that they came up with. Their dog was great too, even if it was ridiculous.

The story had some twists and turns to keep things a bit unpredictable. If you're a fan of middle grade novels like The Willoughbys or The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, this will be a book for you to check out immediately. This was a silly, wonderful book and I can't wait for more of The Templeton Twins!

First Line:
"The Templeton twins, Abigail and John, were blah blah blah, et cetera, and so forth."

Favorite line:
"The Ridiculous Dog was a fox terrier of the 'smooth-haired' variety."

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