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Mar 10 2014

Prank Alert by Felicity Carter

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Ill. by Louis Shea. Double Trouble series, Book 1. Scholastic Australia, 2014. ISBN: 9781742838564.
This fun series is suitable for readers from 6-7 years of age. Themes: Twins, Families, Fun, Schools. Felicity Carter's Double Trouble series is written for emergent readers who are just beginning to engage in chapter books. Louis Shea's humorous illustrations add fun to this story.
Identical seven-year old twins Tommy and Coop love to play practical jokes on their family, friends and classmates. From the moment they wake up they begin their plotting. They hate being woken up at seven each morning, so they set out to cause mayhem at home. With Mum and Dad busy the twins set every possible clock and timer to trigger their alarms in staggered intervals, causing their parents some difficulty in finding the devices and turning them off.
The day progresses with the punishment of Tommy and Coop having to practise their recorders for one hour after school. They manage to record their music teacher's perfect recorder playing to foil their grounding. At lunchtime an incident with Ballistic Bouncer balls from their favourite joke shop also causes problems.
Rhyllis Bignell

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