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Monday 29 April 2019

Review: A Twin is to Hug

A Twin is to Hug is a celebration of twins.

Twins have lots in common, as well as much that is different.

However, for young children, explaining the concept of twins might be difficult. A Twin is to Hug sets out to make that as easy as possible.

Twins might look alike, or they might look different, but being a twin means there are two. Like a pair.

Twins can share experiences, and although sharing means one might have to be first, there are good things to share as well, like a hug.

'A twin is a shadow who's hard to ignore....Hand in hand, side by side, a twin is your friend. Every step of the way, from beginning to end.'

The author of A Twin is to Hug, Boni Ashburn, is the mum of twins and has captured the ups and downs, and something of the special nature of twins in this book.

The text rhymes and the illustrations depict twins of all kinds.

If you have twins in the family, or are expecting them, or simply want to help a child understand what being a twin means, A Twin is to Hug is a simple and sensitive introduction.

Title: A Twin is to Hug
Author: Boni Ashburn
Illustrator: John Nez
Publisher: Abrams, $21.99
Publication Date: April 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781419731587
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture book