Wednesday, December 08, 2010
LING AND TING: NOT EXACTLY THE SAME! By Grace Lin
A new book that I just discovered (thanks to #titletalk hosted by @PaulWHankins and @donalybooks once a month on Twitter), is LING AND TING: NOT EXACTLY THE SAME by Grace Lin. I am a HUGE Grace Lin fan. I love her work--all of it. and she spoke at our Dublin Literacy Conference a few years ago. So I was thrilled to see this early chapter book by Grace.
Ling and Ting are twins, but they are not exactly the same. This book is a collection of stories or "chapters" about these twins. The chapters each stand alone, which I like. Each tells a different story. But they also work together and connect in very clever ways. This is perfect for young children who are new to chapter books.
Grace Lin understand the humor of students who are transitional readers so well. Each story in this book has a little punch of humor at the end--humor that 7 and 8 year olds will love!
I fell in love with Ling and Ting and hope that Grace Lin has already written several more books about these sisters. Not only are the text and chapter design supportive but the characters and storylines make for a great read for kids. This is the perfect kind of book for transitional readers and I hope to see many, many more.
Posted by Franki at 4:31 AM