Take Two!: A Celebration of Twins
J. Patrick Lewis, Jane Yolen & Sophie Blackall
Candlewick, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
ou'll double your pleasure with this collection of poems that focus on being a twin. The poems are divided into four sections –
Twins in the Waiting Womb
How to be One
long with the original verses you'll also find
sprinkled throughout the book. These include such tidbits as '
If a woman has already delivered one set of fraternal twins, the odds of her having a second set are one in twelve.
' And '
Nigeria is the nation with the highest number of multiple births.
' And '
The record for the tallest twins belongs to identical twins Michael and James Lanier, who are both seven foot six.
ith titles like
Sing a Song of Sonogram
From Here to Maternity
What's It Like to be a Twin?
, these poems obviously not only cover the total
experience but the two authors make sure their poems will elicit a few smiles too.
f you have twins, are expecting twins or know twins, keep this book in mind when it comes to the holiday season or a birthday. Not only does it make the ideal gift but this is a book you'll also want to read aloud to your own twosome when they are ready for bedtime stories.
f your twins are much older, you'll have to naturally purchase two copies of the book so each one has his/her own copy. And, if you are a twin, wouldn't this be a nice surprise to give to your
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