Johanna Hurwitz is a former children’s librarian and the award-winning author of more than seventy books for children, including The Two and Only Kelly Twins and four books about Arlene and Ilene’s friend Monty, who lives on their street. Ms. Hurwitz divides her time between Great Neck, New York, and Wilmington, Vermont. To learn more, visit her website: johannahurwitz.com.
There you'll see a lovely interview with the NYPL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Praise for the Books
“These realistic predicaments with warm resolutions will fare well with the chapter-book set. Singletons' interest in twins will be piqued while multiples will find much to relate to.”
“Accessible text and frequent illustrations 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.”
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I remember when I was young really wanting to be a twin! Does everybody feel that way??? It's because of that I can see these book appealing to young elementary girls. I found the girls very cute, but also realistic. They aren't perfect. They do things to get themselves in trouble, and they do bicker with each other. I liked that because it made them see like typical little girls! I loved the story triplets move to their school! Here they've always been the unique ones because they are twins, but now they've been moved aside for triplets. It was cute to watch them struggle with this! I do think - tho my favorite part was when people accused them of trying to just get double Halloween candy. I can completely see that happening! Oh - and how can I forget their adorable ferrets! Loved that part of the books. It was fun to see a pet besides a cat or dog!
In short: Cute, cute books that I can see early elementary girls really enjoying!
One lucky winner will receive both books featuring the Kelly twins--THE TWO AND ONLY KELLY TWINS and DOUBLE OR NOTHING WITH THE TWO AND ONLY KELLY TWINS (U.S. addresses).