Sometimes I am disappointed by the second book in a new series. But not this time! I loved this one as much as I loved the first! In this story, Ling and Ting have a birthday. And they share it of course. The book is divided into 6 chapters (and the Table of Contents is ADORABLE!). Each chapter tells a little story about the birthday. Each one is a great story and the stories connect a bit throughout the book. The humor makes me smile:-)
I spent lots of the summer reading books that would be good for 3rd graders. But I am new to 3rd grade so I am still learning what 3rd graders enjoy. I know how a book might support them as readers but I am still figuring out what they find funny and the level of complexity that is right for this age.
Ling and Ting is a great book for those transitional readers in grades 1-3. The book is a chapter book with lots of supports--short chapters that each tell their own story, 2 characters to get to know, chapter titles, and picture support. But most importantly, this is a good story that kids will enjoy. I'm excited to share this with students and I so hope that Grace Lin writes lots more about these twins!