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The Templeton Twins Have an Idea
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The Templeton Twins Have an Idea
Templeton Twins Series, Book 1
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This special edition of The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book One also includes a sneak preview of The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book Two and a Q&A with the author.
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 sometimes 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, I said kidnapped. Wouldn't it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Luckily for you, 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?!).
This special edition of The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book One also includes a sneak preview of The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book Two and a Q&A with the author.
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 sometimes 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, I said kidnapped. Wouldn't it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Luckily for you, 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?!).
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About the Author-
  • Ellis Weiner is a contributor to the New Yorker and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. He is also the author of several books, including Yiddish with Dick and Jane, which he co-authored with his wife. He lives in southern California.
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  • DOGO Books edmodo-f7utzp5xxc - In the book ''The Templeton Twins Have an Idea'', it's about a brother named John and his twin sister Abagail try to help save themswelves and their father from two kid nappers: Dean D. Dean and his twin brother Dan D.Dean. It all started out when Dean D. Dean accused John's and Abagail's father of stealing his idea so the Deans took the Templeton twins. The book may not sound exactly interesting but trust me, it's daring, funny and the Templeton twins are incredibuly smart. In this book review I will be telling you a few of the positives that I loved, there are no negativees becuase I rated this book 5 stars. I'm going to be honest with you I did not think that the book was going gto be that good at all, I thought I would have more negatives than positives. But I guess that's when the phrase ''Don't judge a book by a cover'' comes in mind. But anyway one of the positives that I really thought was creative and daring was the fact that the narrator was funny. On the page before the prologue the narrator had book review questions so #1 would be something if I liked the book and then the athur wrote '' #2. Dio you think it makes the slightest bit difference to me whether you did or not.'' I have never read a book with the athur speaking that way to the reader and I enjoyed reading it. A next positive that I loved was that the Templeton twins thought of something that I never would of thought of before. Let me set the secne- Abagail and John are in the Dean brothers basement with old things and they think of a way to get Dan D.Dean to open the door. So they hung an old mirror and acted as if they needed help and when Dan came he stumbled down the stairs and the Templeton twins ran out and loked the door. On page 159, ''... John asked,'What's the last thing you expect to see when you come into a room?' Abagail answered 'yourself''' Clever aren't they? You might think of crazy things but the answer was in front of you [while looking in a mirror.] As you can see the book ''The Templeton Twins Have an Idea'' is in fact daring interesting and the Templeton twins are indeed smart. There is a series with the Templeton twins and I can't wait to read it. I hope your going to read it too!
  • Publisher's Weekly

    July 16, 2012
    This series kickoff takes a while to get going, and not just because it has three prologues and two Chapter Twos. Although 12-year-old twins Abigail and John Templeton headline the story, the most prominent character is the self-satisfied and aggressively intrusive Narrator, whose banter with readers instantly sets a comedic, sarcastic tone (“If you are so terribly, terribly smart, why don’t you write this book? Just fill it in right here”) but also contributes to a slow start. The story, which revolves around (of all things) intellectual property and picks up a third of the way in, follows the twins and their widowed inventor/professor father as he starts a job at the Tickeridge-Baltock Institute of Technology (aka Tick-Tock Tech) and has a run-in with a disgruntled former student. Weiner has an obvious fondness for wordplay (characters include Nanny Nan Noonan and the villainous Dean D. Dean), and he’s at his funniest with the nonsensical “Questions for Review” that end each chapter (“How would the Templeton twins’ lives have been different had they never been born?”). Final art not seen by PW. Ages 9–13. Agent: Paul Bresnick, Paul Bresnick Agency.

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