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The Templeton Twins Have an Idea
May 12, 2020 Comments.. 762
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea Ellis Weiner JeremyHolmes 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 TempletoSuppose 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.. The Templeton Twins Have an Idea Suppose there were 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 s
  • Title: The Templeton Twins Have an Idea
  • Author: Ellis Weiner JeremyHolmes
  • ISBN: 9780811866798
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. karen says:

      i read this because i came across an excerpt that made it sound really fun despite my aversion to twins, and my not reading much middle grade, i thought i would enjoy this, because puzzles and chapters with names like Other Things Happen In An Exciting Manner and an intrusive aggressive narrator who berates the reader throughout the story and gives questions at the end of every chapter such as What were the names of Abigail and John, the Templeton twins and Explain, in fifty words or less, why y [...]

    2. Eli says:

      Ahh What s the word Not necessarily acting like a jerk, but something There s a word for itHaughtyIndifferentDetachedArrogantStuck upRudeCarelessEh I ll go with rude Oh yes, and careless.You know, the narrator of this book is both rude and careless In fact, I just get the impression while I m reading that he yes, it does say on the back flap that it s a he simply doesn t care about enough about his audience while he s telling the story Like he s above them Acting like he s doing you a favor by [...]

    3. PaulHankins says:

      A longer review to come as the publishing date approaches we re still some three months out for this one.What I do like about THE TEMPLETON TWINS HAVE AN IDEA is that the narrator challenges the reader to double back and consider, Do I remember that the narrator said this earlier or Do I remember this aspect of the story Elements of foreshadowing and revelation would make THE TEMPLETON TWINS HAVE AN IDEA an excellent text to demonstrate these literary elements Further, when the narrator challeng [...]

    4. Bookworm1858 says:

      My review of this book should be split into two parts the story and the way the story is told.The first part I am very excited about The Templeton Twins, twelve year old John and Abigail making me think of the Adamses are fun kids John is a drummer and Abigail solves cryptic crosswords so they re smart and creative thinkers They get tangled up in the schemes of another set of twins with a grudge against their father and outwit the villains in a most clever way I really enjoyed everything about t [...]

    5. Cait (Paper Fury) says:

      This was fabulously quirky It s probably one of the most intriguing kids books I ve ever read because it mixes illustrations with prose And the narrator is very very forceful in his opinions Plus it has several prologues and repeating chapter one s, because the narrator doesn t want to write the story The writer is basically throwing a tantrum about writing it.Sound familiar Yup It s so so much like Lemony Snicket s A Series of Unfortunate Events Now I grew up on Lemony Snicket so I m very very [...]

    6. Aarifa -Leafpool-Always says:

      i kinda liked it it reminded me of the unfortunate events a lot because the two twins, Abigail and John, act a LOT like Violet and her brother the dog, Cassie, is like Sunny there are two other adult twins named Dan D Dean and Dean D Dean who are like count Olaf The narrator is soo funny YOU ALL SHOULD READ IT

    7. Barb Middleton says:

      The recent crop of metafictional books has left me not lovin this technique as much as when I first encountered it in children s literature Or perhaps, reading authors who are really good at it, reveals the lesser talents Either way, this one goes on my hoo rah list I loved it like I love fresh corn on the cob I m making a connection with my crop statement I m also hungry I m also giving you a taste of how this book is written Imagine a Lemony Snicket type snarky narrator wired on 10 cups of cof [...]

    8. Wendi Lee says:

      This middle grade book about fraternal twins and their inventor father is reminiscent of A Series of Unfortunate Events, complete with an over the top narrator I love the comprehensive questions at the end of each chapter, where the narrator s snark shines.

    9. Liviania says:

      I sometimes chat with people while reading books It s a rare sometimes, because most of the time I prefer to focus on my book rather than talk to people I tend to talk when I need to think something through.In the case of THE TEMPLETON TWINS HAVE AN IDEA, I was having issues with the narrator Now, the narrator is very funny Hir voice is idiosyncratic, with a strong opinion on the story, and often digressing to things like meatloaf recipes rather than the main plot Yes, it is very much like Lemon [...]

    10. Ms. Yingling says:

      Before Abigail and John Templeton are even born, their professor father was pestered by a student who is unhappy with his grade, but when news comes that the birth is imminent, the professor rushes out without giving the student any satisfaction Years later, the family is reeling from the death of the mother Professor Templeton is working on his Personal One Man Helicopter, and Tickeridge Baltock Tick Tock Tech will give him funding than his current employer The twins are not happy to be uproot [...]

    11. Brenda says:

      This is the story of 12 year old twins, John and Abigail Templeton and their inventor father This is also the story of a set of adult twins named Dean D Dean and Dan D Dean who feel that Mr Templeton has stolen the idea for a Personal One Man Helicopter from Dean well Dean D Dean, in this case Confused yet It s not as nearly as complicated as it seems but the twins Templeton twins are kidnapped in an attempt to force their father to hand over all of the materials for the invention of the flying [...]

    12. Emily says:

      This book is just so darn cooool looking Seriously Find a copy on the shelf, pick it up, and flip through it See If you really don t want to leave your computer screen I can t blame ya , check out some sample pages here See So cute And it is all in blue ink, including the story text, which has driven me crazy in the past Shiver, for example , but it works here The cutesy look of it all offers a nice counterbalance to the snarky, frightening, borderline dark tone of the book The narrator is conde [...]

    13. Alexander W says:

      I am currently reading Ellis Weiner s The Templeton Twins Have an Idea view spoiler Currently the twins are being held captive in a house belonging to a former student of the twins father who got an f so he took the twins I can t wait to read about what is going to happen next because this book is really funny and exciting I rate this book 5 stars because of the comedy part and because he managed to write awesome realistic fiction because it has gadgets and gadgets are cool I recommend it to pe [...]

    14. Libby May says:

      This book had me smiling through the WHOLE THING It was so funny, the author did a good job coming right out and facing the fact that books are not always fun to write, and a hassle to read I enjoyed it A simple story, but the way it was written out made it an adventure to read I would read this again XD

    15. Carl Grafe says:

      The book didn t really start until about a third of the way through, and the narrator was annoyingly though intentionally pretentious, but I was entertained and even laughed a couple of times I like that it puts a positive spin for kids on science and research, but I would have liked to see a bit actual science and research in it.

    16. Ana Faulk says:

      This book was hilarious We were going to read it in my English class, and I was not sure if I was going to like it But when I saw The End written on the front pages, I knew I was in for a good book I this book, John and Abigail take you into a world were there are genius inventors like Professor Templeton, careless narrators like you know who, people who just want the credit like Dean D Dean, ridiculous dogs like Cassie, crazy nannys like Nanny Noonan, and super smart kids like John and, my pers [...]

    17. Big Book Little Book says:

      Daisy 11 for Big Book Little BookCopy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.This book really appealed to my sense of humour After a if I may say so rubbish blurb and a slightly informative front flap, I started reading The illustrations and layout of the book are quirky and clever and the story was funny The story starts off with the twins, Abigail and John being born Twelve years on, their mother dies leaving them with their Dad who is a professor at a university What I forgot [...]

    18. Cayla says:

      I grabbed this book as a last minute choice at the library without even reading the description daring of me, I know D , and I m so glad I did This book was awesome Why Two words the narrator I don t think I ve ever read a book that had a narrator quite like him He is snooty in the best way and injects himself so much into the book that as other people have been suggesting he almost feels like the main character I lost count of the times I just had to stop and laugh at some droll little line esp [...]

    19. Nafiza says:

      This middle grade novel is short, cheeky and easy to read The novel has a very irreverent tone with the narrator informing us that he is clearly being put upon to write the story of the Templeton twins and it is not something he would have willingly done otherwise The story itself is brisk and moves along at a rapid face with the conflicts being faced and resolved in quick succession The funnest part of the novel were the end of the chapter review questions which were nothing of the sort and ins [...]

    20. Brandon says:

      For a children s book, this is quite a refreshing story It does have a resemblance to A Series of Unfortunate Events hence the narrator, unique illustrations and the atmosphere but both hold their own originality The humor is definitely not for everyone and though some kids might find it hilarious, others might find the narrator s humorous tongue a bit annoying I enjoyed the narrator s voice who, I must admit, found to be just a little bothersome in some early pages but as arrogant he might come [...]

    21. Miri says:

      I don t know what I like best about this book the cover, the antagonistic narrator, or the word puzzles Or maybe it s the meatloaf recipe Or the end of chapter quizzes, with questions like 1 Mary has five oranges She gives two to Tom Tom buys twice as many as Mary has left and gives half of them to her Who cares 2 Why are some dogs ridiculous, whereas other dogs are utterly ridiculous 3 Have you ever walked around the block Would you like to do so now The rest of us will wait here until you retu [...]

    22. Erica says:

      This book was absolutely delightful a must read for all fans of a good middle grade The Templeton Twins Have an Idea is quirky and fun in a uniquely formatted book.Jeremony Holmes s illustration and way The Templeton Twins Have an Idea is set up makes it very accessible for all readers The book is very fun to read and the format only enhances that Each chapter ends with silly questions which really made me engage with the book even The characters are oh so quirky they all bring something differ [...]

    23. Beth says:

      Originally published at Beth s Book Reviews.Received for review.I really liked the idea of this and was excited to receive it for review but the execution left much to be desired Granted, I did receive it in e galley form which I read on my iPad, but various unfinished artwork and such does not affect the story itself and the story was sadly lacking.I wasn t particularly impressed with the characters, who were rather bland, or the narrator who was actually than a bit annoying rather than amusin [...]

    24. Lisa says:

      Basically, I find this to be a poor imitation of Lemony Snicket s series The author seemed like he was trying way too hard, and there really wasn t much of a story to tell If the narrator had quit interfering in the story so much, the book probably would not have even been 200 pages I know that this was meant to add some humor to the story, but it was overdone Honestly, I found it to be incredibly annoyiing Frankly, the only thing I took away from this story was the meatloaf recipe, which sounds [...]

    25. Cathy says:

      I found the narrator, who speaks directly to the reader to be utterly annoying Maybe kids would find the sarcasm and stupid questions at the end of each chapter funny, but I didn t I was so tempted to take the book back to the library without finishing it, something I rarely do.

    26. The Styling Librarian says:

      So, I can t stop talking about The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner, illustrated by Jeremy Holmes brilliant formatting, style, narrator, and the humor made this book quite entertaining Happy to have it as one of the library new book treasures Cannot wait to promote it

    27. Szilvamag says:

      3.5 stars

    28. Maria says:

      3.5 I think a fun adventure with a snarky narrator, but it didn t feel like it brought anything new to that particular style of writing.

    29. Adam says:

      I loved the sassy Narrator He added a whole new level of snarky fun.

    30. Ashley says:

      I can see how some people could find the narrator abrasive, but I quite enjoyed him Even so, I think the writing style will be great for my autistic son How the narrator explains all sorts of things that I might take for granted as being understood, I think will be good for him Idioms and the like don t come naturally to him, and this book makes it so they don t need to I also really liked how it dealt with loss and grief in a real but not overwhelming way My complaint is that it is another one [...]

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