Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ling and Ting: Twice as Silly

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Ling and Ting: Twice as Silly
by Grace Lin
Little, Brown and Co. 2014, Early Reader

Ting and Ling are twins, but they are not exactly the same. In this, their third adventure, they are feeling a little silly.  Ting tries to plant a cupcake tree, Ling decides to paint all her toys red, Ling swings higher than a tree, and both twins try to read each others' minds.  Whatever they do they do it together, and they always have fun.  The Ting and Ling books are written at a beginner level, with short words and simple sentence structure.  Even though the language is simple, Lin manages to make each mini-story in the book end with a clever punch line.  The humor is well suited to the audience, and new readers will be delighted to be able to figure out the jokes themselves.

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