I recently read and reviewed Destiny and Faith's Summer Adventures, (which I highly recommend), so I was eager to read Twincentric Academy - and it did not disappoint. You have the same characters as before, including the rather wicked blondes, and two Japanese girls. I particularly like Destiny, she's the most level-headed girl, when all the others go a bit mad.
In the story, the girls decide what a wonderful idea it would be for all the twins to swap twins! As you can guess, mayhem ensues. Imagine if I started swapping slugs! Disaster! The twin swapping makes the news and Destiny's interviewed about it. I've said too much.
It's charming and wonderful to read books that encourage learning, play, tolerance and open children's minds up to diversity and different cultures. Teddy O'Malley is a refreshing new author with a voice that must be heard.
Your little slugs won't be disappointed.
A charming book full of diversity which is fun and educational! Even my slugs learnt something - and that doesn't happen often. Destiny and Faith need summer jobs and they soon get the most enjoyable job of all - cleaning a neighbour's attic! This isn't just any old attic as the attic is inside a haunted house! (No more exclamation marks!) They also become friends with the occupants, specifically a deaf boy called Dustin and we get to experience sign language - something all children should become familiar with. My slugs have now taken it up and become fairly proficient. There's even a page at the back listing the sign language alphabet.
Just one thing, ghost... garlic? Very amusing! (You'll have to read it).
Such a sweet, (caramel-like sweetness, candyfloss-sweetness), book that I could barely continue without having to chop some wood in-between. Lovely photos of the awesome 6 that'll make any child or adult go 'ahhh' in unison.
Have to say, it's an inventive way to get little ones into learning a language. These are baby-steps but a little goes a long way and in no time they'll be saying gute nacht or bonne nuit and before you know it, it'll be bonjour, comment ca va? Pas mal, et toi? And then they'll be having conversations about you and you won't understand!
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