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Friday, November 2, 2018

#Book #Review: 4 out of 5 stars for Double Trouble by Michael Pellowski #MichaelJPellowski #WillowispPress

PUBLISHER: Willowisp Press
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 128 pages
GENRE: Childrens
ISBN: 0874061350
Sandi and Randi are identical twins with a two-year-old brother-Terrible Teddy. Cute little Teddy destroys their homework and gets into their things. But it's the day he mistakes one twin for the other that leads to a case of double trouble!


I picked up a set of books by this author at a used book sale. This was something that I would have enjoyed as a child, so I thought that they would make good read-alouds for my younger daughter.

I was right! It was funny, and my daughter and I laughed at the switcheroo played by the ten-year-old twins. Although the twins are identical in appearance, they are very different. Randi is more of a tomboy with a love of sports, and Sandi is more of a girly-girl who prefers to wear dresses and read "romance" novels. Because this book was written in the 80s, societal rules and social norms were very different then than they are today. For example, Sandi's punishment for breaking the "no makeup" rule is to stay home and babysit her little brother Teddy while her parents go out to watch Randi's soccer game. Where we live, kids cannot be left home alone until the age of 12 so it would be illegal to have a ten-year-old babysitting!

When Randi's grades slip, her teacher requires her to come in for after-school help which means that she will miss the big soccer championship playoff game. Since Randi can't be in two places at once, Sandi helps her twin by impersonating her.

We enjoyed this older middle-grade chapter book, and we are currently reading the sequel, Triple Trouble.


4 stars!! It was really good, and you should put it on your TBR if you enjoy middle-grade fiction!

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