Review: The Unwilling Twin – Freya Blackwood

The Unwilling Twin

Freya Blackwood

Harper Collins

ISBN: 9781460757536

RRP $24.99

 

Description:

THE NEW PICTURE BOOK FROM SEVEN-TIME CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER FREYA BLACKWOOD

Jules and George are the same in every way.

 

It is quite impossible to tell them apart.

 

Like all twins, Jules and George do everything together. But after a long, hot day at the beach, even twins sometimes disagree …

 

From multi-award-winning picture book creator Freya Blackwood comes a cheeky and charming story about the ups and downs of sibling love.

 

 

My View:

This is a fun, silly and entertaining read that all pre -schoolers are bound to love. I like the sense of humour here, the simple yet elegant illustrations that capture the emotions and the day; the feel of the breeze on the twins faces, the chaos of the beach…simple yet very effective verbal and visual storytelling, this is a great read. There is plenty of good material here for “re telling” (one of the early stages of learning to read is where you first read the book to the child then the child looks for visual clues, uses memory, comprehension skills and their imagination, when they “re tell” the story back to you). This is a great read that has many opportunities for your pre  -schooler develop their language and comprehension skills when they talk to you about the story.

 

A fun and educational read.

4 thoughts on “Review: The Unwilling Twin – Freya Blackwood

  1. It sounds like the perfect book for a pre-schooler’s ability and interest. Easy to understand and perhaps read. Yet not at all a ‘baby book.’ It’s not easy to strike that balance. Those illustrations look beautiful, too.

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