The Templeton Twins Make a Scene by Ellis Weiner, Illustrated by Jeremy Holmes
Genre: Middle Grade
Release: October 15, 2013
Hardcover: 261 Pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books
My Copy: Publisher
With its kid-perfect humor and dynamic illustrations, Book 1 of the hilarious Templeton Twins series left young readers clamoring for more. This time, Abigail and John Templeton find themselves at TAPAS (the Thespian Academy of the Performing Arts and Sciences) where their father, the illustrious Professor Templeton, has been hired to invent a groundbreaking theatrical device. Once again, there is drama (of course!), silliness, and suspense, as the twins (and their ridiculous dog) must thwart the dastardly Dean brothers in order to save the invention as well as their father (and the dog). Oh yes, there is sure to be another recipe. This time for guacamole. Or is it coleslaw?(Courtesy of the Publisher)
Overall, though, I think this is a very fun series. I liked the illustrations. They are quirky and unique. I think they stand out and are memorable. I also like the narrator. The narrator reminds me a little of Lemony Snicket, but way more snarky. I think your enjoyment of this series depends entirely on whether you jibe with the narration or not. I personally love the snarkiness, especially the hilarious little "quizzes" at the end of the chapters.
If you want a fun middle grade series to check out, I recommend taking a peek at this one!
Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.