Written by Mac Barnett and Jory John
Illustrated by Kevin Cornell
When Miles Murphy has to move from his home to an area with a lot of cows, it almost seems like the end of the world. If it weren’t for his pranks, it would be even worse. Then he finds out his new school already has a resident prankster, Niles. Let the prank war begin! Of course, Miles needs to figure out who the other prankster is. And he needs to come to terms with the idea that he might have to work with someone else. Miles invents a whole person, Cody, and has the entire school convinced of his existence. Cody figures prominently in the biggest prank of all. As do cows. The principal and his son are just terrible enough to deserve whatever they get.
This fun and frolicking book will hold the attention of fourth graders, especially boys. The occasional cow facts should help increase comprehension and literacy. The clever pranks will have readers guessing what comes next and challenge them to make up their own endings. The book comes complete with a certificate from the International Order of Disorder and a Terrible Two mug in an oversized milk carton.
- Title: The Terrible Two
- Author: Mac Barnett and Jory John
- Illustrator: Kevin Cornell
- Publisher: Amulet Books/Abrams, 2015
- Reviewer: Sue Poduska
- Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
- Genre: Humor, friendship, pranks, cows
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-1491-7
- Extras: Website at www.abramsbooks.com/theterribletwo
- Release date: January 13, 2015