Ling and Ting Share a Birthday
By Grace Lin
Little Brown, 2013. 43 pages. Easy reader.
In their second adventure, twin sisters Ling and Ting are celebrating their birthday! Their day is full of fun, from shopping for secret gifts for each other to baking two very different birthday cakes. These two girls look the same, but they are each unique in their own ways. Ling always does things just right, whether it be keeping clean or making her cake perfectly. Ting is a little more disheveled (check out those bangs!) and her cake turns out burned. Overall, a bright, easy reader with a good message. Children will find a fun challenge in spotting the similarities and differences between the twins.