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Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!

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ISBN13: 9780316024525
ISBN10: 031602452x
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Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles.

Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks are deceiving--people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same.

Review:

"Twins will find endearing advocates in Ling and Ting, Chinese-American twins who good-naturedly defy people's assumptions that they are interchangeable. 'We are not exactly the same,' Ling replies to this common comment. 'Ting laughs because she is thinking exactly the same thing!' Six entertaining tales are blithesome slices of life that exemplify their uniqueness and companionability. In the first, Ting and Ling get haircuts, but 'Ling can always sit still. Snip! Clip! The barber cuts Ling's hair in a smooth line.' Not so with Ting, who wiggles, sneezes, and ends up with an asymmetrical hairdo that unquestionably sets her apart. Each scenario — — ranging from making dumplings to giggling over card tricks gone wrong — — is captured in framed, photo-sized illustrations with old-fashioned charm. The girls wear identical, feminine dresses, again challenging the reader to look beyond exteriors. The final tale, a fantasy spun by Ting, tells of spurning a king who cannot decide which of them to marry: ' ‘But the twins told the king to go away. They were not exactly the same,' Ting says, ‘but they always stayed together.' ' Ages 6-9. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks are deceiving--people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same. Illustrations.

About the Author

Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, and Ling and Ting, as well as picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. Her website is www.gracelin.com.

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Klickitat, January 28, 2011 (view all comments by Klickitat)
Twin sisters Ling and Ting may look alike but, as the title implies, they are not "exactly the same"! Grace Lin impresses with her first easy reader. This charming book, divided into six short chapters, echoes the mischievous humor of Beverly Cleary's Ramona series. Lin's colorful illustrations are plentiful and will help the new reader puzzle out the text's meaning. Beginning readers are sure to be entertained while they practice their reading skills. Ling & Ting is highly recommended for easy reader shelves within public and school libraries for its engaging format and multicultural perspective. Its quality is in line with the standard bearer of the genre Frog and Toad Are Friends. Lin announced in January 2011 that sequels are planned.

Fun trivia: Look closely at the books that Ling and Ting are reading. If you're familiar with Lin's previous work, you'll recognize the covers of several of her other titles.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316024525
Author:
Lin, Grace
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Individuality
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Series:
Passport to Reading Level 3
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.28x6.24x.43 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
06-09

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Product details 48 pages Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - English 9780316024525 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Twins will find endearing advocates in Ling and Ting, Chinese-American twins who good-naturedly defy people's assumptions that they are interchangeable. 'We are not exactly the same,' Ling replies to this common comment. 'Ting laughs because she is thinking exactly the same thing!' Six entertaining tales are blithesome slices of life that exemplify their uniqueness and companionability. In the first, Ting and Ling get haircuts, but 'Ling can always sit still. Snip! Clip! The barber cuts Ling's hair in a smooth line.' Not so with Ting, who wiggles, sneezes, and ends up with an asymmetrical hairdo that unquestionably sets her apart. Each scenario — — ranging from making dumplings to giggling over card tricks gone wrong — — is captured in framed, photo-sized illustrations with old-fashioned charm. The girls wear identical, feminine dresses, again challenging the reader to look beyond exteriors. The final tale, a fantasy spun by Ting, tells of spurning a king who cannot decide which of them to marry: ' ‘But the twins told the king to go away. They were not exactly the same,' Ting says, ‘but they always stayed together.' ' Ages 6-9. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks are deceiving--people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same. Illustrations.
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