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Written by Zoe Antoniades
Illustrated by Katie Kear
Part of the Cally and Jimmy SeriesWrite A Review
Twins bring double the trouble and double the fun
September 2020 Book of the Month
Cally and Jimmy are twins but more different people it would be hard to meet. Cally is generally quiet and well-behaved, while Jimmy is anything but (his ADHD doesn’t help). It’s Cally who narrates the four separate stories contained in this very enjoyable new book, and she gives us a really good idea of what it’s like to live with the most-annoying-brother-in-the-whole-wide-world, describing the many times he gets them both into trouble, but she absolutely captures the fun they have together too. There’s a starring role for their wonderful grandma, or Yiayia as they know her (Mum is Greek) and just a lovely sense of this family. Recommended reading and hopefully there’ll be more adventures to come for the twins.
Four stories in one!
I have a twin brother. Everyone calls him Jimmy, which is sort of the English version of Dimitri, his actual Greek name. Our mum's Greek, you see. I'm Cally, short for Calista, which means, I don't want to sound big-headed or anything, 'most beautiful'. I'm not sure about Dimitri, but if Dimitri means most-annoying-brother-in-the-whole-wide-world, then that's him.
Join Cally and Jimmy in four hilarious stories, perfect for newly confident readers. They get into scrapes together, bake some poisonous cakes, almost ruin their school assembly and finally have a twintastic birthday party.
In addition to our Lovereading4Kids expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
My favourite part is how the story really transports you into their world, it does a really good job of that and makes you want to read it over and over again. Full review
Fun and interesting to read. In really liked it. Full review
A great book of adventures that young readers will enjoy. Full review
A really good book of short stories ideal for both boys and girls. The short stories capture your attention and you just want to keep reading what these twins get up to! Full review
|Publication date:||3rd September 2020|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Humorous, School Stories, Short Stories, Personal Social Health Economic , Personal Social Health Economic|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Reluctant Readers, Reviewed by Children|
|Collections:||30 Books with Positive Images of Disability,|
Zoe Antoniades (Author) Zoe Antoniades was born in West London of Greek Cypriot parents. She graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in English and Drama and trained as a teacher at the Institute of Education. She has taught maths, English and the arts and worked on a wide range of creative projects in partnership with the Southbank Centre, the Royal Albert Hall, the Young Vic and the Polka Theatre. She also writes collaboratively with young people and has published four anthologies of short stories. Her memoir, Tea and Baklavas, won the Winchester Writers' Festival Memoir Prize.Katie ...More About Zoe Antoniades