The Templeton Twins Have an Idea
Publication Date: August 2012
List Price: $16.99*
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Ellis Weiner was an editor for Spy magazine and National Lampoon. He has also written a lot of funny books for grown-ups. The Templeton Twins are his first books for children.
"A great book for kids who love puzzles and humor. Weiner's narrators steal the show with their use of sarcasm and wit." - Halley Pucker, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"This entertaining series will win over word lovers, mystery and puzzle solvers, fans of gadgets and those who previously had not thought of themselves as readers" - Shelf Awareness, starred review
"This book is for those students who enjoy a little sarcasm with their humor." - Library Media Connection
"This book a) is extraordinarily snarky, b) has glorious illustrations, c) is sure to be a hit, d) all of the above?" - NerdyBookClub.com
"The scene-hogging narrator steals the show in this clever series opener." - Kirkus Reviews
"The narrator's antics are one of the book's great charms" - Time Out Chicago Kids, Best New Kit Lit Series of 2012
"The narrator plays as big a role (or bigger) as any of the characters, constantly wisecracking, setting up scenes and occasionally berating the reader." - SFGate.com
"The most prominent character is the self-satisfied and aggressively intrusive Narrator, whose banter with readers instantly sets a comedic, sarcastic tone" - Publishers Weekly
"Readers... will welcome this and the duo's future exploits." - Booklist
"Illustrations.play up the story's humor as well as highlighting the twins' ingenuity." - The Horn Book
"If you've got smart (or maybe smart-mouthed) kids, they'll get a kick out of The Templeton Twins" - Wired.com's GeekDads
"Anyone with a sly sense of humor is sure to love this book and cry out for "More, please!" " - Reading Today
"An irresistible start to a planned series" - Common Sense Media
"An entertaining start to a new series." - School Library Journal
"A rip roaring fun read that is a must share." - Shannon Messenger/Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
"A page-turning and funny tale." -Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review
"A hilarious and clever adventure " - Education.com