'The best books, reviewed with insight and charm, but without compromise.'
- author Jackie French

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Review: The Unwilling Twin

Jules has a twin. His name is George and they’re identical! Identical twins!

Jules and George do everything together. From morning yoga, to matching jumpsuits and trips to the beach, Jules and George have so much fun.

But sometimes George isn’t actually a willing twin. Sometimes he likes to go his own way. He doesn’t like waves, for example, and he likes rolling in sand and mud a lot more than Jules does. 

But Jules and George are kindred twins. They’ll always love each other, no matter what.

The Unwilling Twin is a charming and whimsical picture book. It’s a book for smiles and giggles. It’s a book that energises and engages — perfect entertainment. It's a book to adore for years.

You’ll likely guess from the cover that George isn’t exactly an identical twin in the ‘traditional’ sense, but every child will get it, and every adult will smile with empathy. Because kids don’t care if their ‘twin’ is exactly the same. It’s about having a twin heart and soul. Having a connection that will never fade.

And that is the power of this book. The Unwilling Twin is about deep and everlasting friendship — friendship that feels rather than sees. 

It’s also fun — entertaining and giggle-triggering.

It ticks so many boxes!

Freya Blackwood is a picture book superstar and The Unwilling Twin is another Blackwood classic to add to your collection. Her illustrations are soft, gentle and filled with so much emotion as all Freya’s illustrations are.

A true picture book stunner.

Title: The Unwilling Twin
Author/Illustrator: Freya Blackwood
Publisher: HarperCollins, $24.99  
Publication Date: 29 October 2020
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781460757536
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book