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The Templeton Twins Have An Idea

Written by Ellis Weiner & illustrated by Jeremy Holmes
Published by Chronicle Books
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Sep 17, 2018
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Pages
9-12
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What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Suppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let’s say John was pragmatic and played the drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their father was a brilliant, if sometime confused, inventor. And suppose that another set of twins—adults—named Dean D. Dean and Dan D. Dean, kidnapped the Templeton twins and their ridiculous dog in order to get their father to turn over one of his genius (sort of) inventions. Yes, kidnapped. Wouldn’t it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Now in paperback, this is just the first in a series perfect for boys and girls who are smart, clever, and funny (just like the twins), and enjoy reading adventurous stories (who doesn’t?!). And now, there’s more!

What Kind of Book is The Templeton Twins Have An Idea

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Serious Subject Matter: This tale about twins involves a kidnapping, as the perpetrators hold the kids hostage to get their father’s invention.
Violence: The kidnapper has a gun, which he fires off once. The nanny is down with her eyes closed, and the kidnappers say she died of a heart attack, though you find out later in the story that she didn't die. Abigail smashed Dan Dean's foot with a hammer when escaping. Dean d. Dean tries to shoot a dog, but the gun is out of bullets.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Ask your child how the twins used their creativity and intelligence to escape and help their dad.

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5.5 / 7.0

I love how witty the Templeton twins are! This book reminds me a little bit of a Lemony Snicket tale, which I thought brought in some great humor. The twins have a great, smart, inventive father and they are kidnapped and held as ransom, as the perpetrators want their father’s invention as payment. What the perpetrators don’t realize is that the twins have learned a lot from their father–using the lessons and smarts they got from him, the twins save the day! I thought this book was adventurous, imaginative, fun, and clever.

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Who Wrote The Templeton Twins Have An Idea

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Ellis Weiner

Ellis Weiner was an editor for <em>Spy</em> magazine and <em>National Lampoon</em>. He has also written a lot of funny books for grown-ups. <em>The Templeton Twins</em> are his first books for children.

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Who Illustrated The Templeton Twins Have An Idea

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Jeremy Holmes

Jeremy Holmes has illustrated a number of children’s books, including the Templeton Twins series and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. He lives in Abington, Pennsylvania.

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Ellis Weiner's Book Dedication

To Barbara Davilman.

Jeremy Holmes's Book Dedication

To Paxton and Charlie Holmes.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781452127040
Publication Date:
September 17, 2018
Text Details:
Typeset in Parcel, Chronicle Text, and Chevin.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations in this book were rendered digitally.
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2011049975
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
855705018
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1452127042
Lexile® Level:
850L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.3
Accelerated Reader® Points:
5.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
154819
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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