Home‎ > ‎YETI Books‎ > ‎

The Terrible Two

The Terrible Two

By Mac Barnett
 
Horn Book Magazine (March/April, 2015)
"Welcome to Yawnee Valley, an idyllic place with rolling green hills that slope down to creeks, and cows as far as the eye can see." Forced to leave behind both his beloved seaside home and his proud reputation as the class prankster, Miles Murphy dreads starting over in this new town where the air smells bovine. At school Miles becomes an immediate target for both the defensive Principal Barkin and his school-bully son. He also finds himself paired up with a do-gooder named Niles. Worst of all, Miles discovers that an impressive and anonymous prankster already attends the Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy. Miles must either out-prank this character…or join forces. Full of well-timed comedy, the chapters jump from scene to scene like crisp film cuts. Interspersed throughout are cow facts from the Yawnee Valley Dairy Council (1,346 Interesting Things You May or May Not Know About Cows) and punchy line drawings that magnify the book's dry humor and clever details. Well-paced for pleasure reading, this lively start to a new series provides great insight into social dynamics -- as well as prank planning and execution! julie roach




 

Comments