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The Twins' Blanket by Hyewon Yum
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Mar 13, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: bedtime-stories, picture-book, families
Read in March, 2012

Identical twin girls are just turning five, and having shared everything all their lives, both of them seek a little independence. When the blanket they have slept under is too small to cover both of them comfortably, their mother has them select material and makes two blankets, using part of the fabric from the old blanket. One chooses yellow fabric and one selects pink, but when the blankets are finished, and the girls lie in their own twin beds, both reach out to touch the other's hand for comfort, separate, yes, but still linked together. This is a well-told story about growing up accompanied by lovely illustrations by the author of Last Night. The illustrator captures the roses in the girls' cheeks and their emerging personalities on the book's pages as they fight over the blanket, argue over the best color, and still, share moments of laughter and comfort. Pair this with Take Two! A Celebration of Twins, poetry about twins by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen.
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