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Friday 24 October 2014

Review: Tim and Ed

Tim and Ed look exactly the same. Same eyes, same mouth, same feet, same head. They came from a single egg, you see, so there's just no telling them apart.

One day, Auntie Pim comes to take Ed for a sleepover.

Um... what? What about Tim? Why isn't he going, too? Tim doesn't know what to think.

At Auntie Pim's Ed races toy trains with his aunt. Back at home, Tim races around the back yard on his bike with Dad.

At Auntie Pim's they share pizza for dinner. At home, Tim at Dad have spag bol.

At bedtime, Tim looks longingly at Ed's bed. It feels so strange without his brother. How will the twins cope with being apart?

This gorgeous rhyming book has a beautiful rhythm, a gentle humour, and a lovely message about being unique, no matter how attached we are to family. In a world where kids are told 'everyone is special', this book allows children to see that sometimes special things happen and sometimes they don't--and that 'sometimes' is the true key to 'special'.

Yes, Tim will have his sleepover at Auntie Pim's eventually, but until then, he can enjoy some lovely time at home with Dad.

Andrew Joyner's divine illustrations of two absolutely adorable koalas are the perfect complement to Ursula Dubosarsky's beautifully Seussy rhyme. The perfect book to read aloud.

Title: Tim and Ed
Author: Ursula Dubosarsky
Illustrator: Andrew Joyner
Publisher: Viking, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: 22 October 2014
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780670074631
For ages: 2 - 7
Type: Picture Book