Two of a Kind by Jacqui RobbinsTwo of a Kind by Jacqui Robbins

Two of a Kind

byJacqui RobbinsIllustratorMatt Phelan

Picture Books | July 7, 2009

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Meet Kayla and Melanie—two of a kind and official first-grade mean girls. This is a new kind of playground bullying. These girls tease, whisper, and get their way all of the time, even when that means turning one friend against another. Anna is too smart to fall for their charms. . . . Well, almost. The allure of the in crowd is strong. But after an early falter, Anna discovers she’s stronger when she stands up for herself and for her friend Julisa. This book is modern, multicultural, and has a message worth sharing— the perfect book to read to a classroom, to a daughter . . . or to a bully!
Jacqui Robbins is the author of The New Girl . . . and Me. A former teacher, Jacqui is now a full-time mother in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Visit her website Matt Phelan‘s black-and-white illustrations can be found in the Newbery Medal winner The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron as well as in The Seven Wonders of Sass...
Title:Two of a KindFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:8 × 10 × 0.4 inPublished:July 7, 2009Publisher:415231986Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:141692437X

ISBN - 13:9781416924371

Appropriate for ages: 4


Read from the Book

Kayla and Melanie are two of a kind. That's what Kayla and Melanie say. Even our teacher, Ms. Becky, says it sometimes, like when Kayla and Melanie beg to be partners at work time. Julisa and I like to be partners too, but nobody calls us two of a kind. Ms. Becky does say, "Julisa, Anna, can you help?" a lot. And we do. copyright © 2009 by Jacqui Robbins Julisa stands below the jungle gym. She says, "Recess is over, you know." Kayla makes a face and laughs. Melanie says, "We're not coming." Julisa looks at Melanie. Her eyes are sharp and her voice is calm. "I'm not talking to you. I don't care about you." And I can tell she really doesn't. Julisa turns back to me. She blinks. "Anna?" Her voice is shakier, like maybe now she does care. "If you get down...," Melanie says. copyright © 2009 by Jacqui Robbins