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The Terrible Two Get Worse: The Terrible Two, Book 2

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Smart sequel serves up giggles with heartfelt touches.

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When a joke goes too far, the victim isn't the only one who suffers -- the Terrible Two must wrestle with their consciences in this lively sequel that pulls off sensitivity and slapstick humor. In THE TERRIBLE TWO GET WORSE: THE TERRIBLE TWO, BOOK 2, laughter proves to be the best revenge. The hilarity of the first book continues here, and as before, much of it surrounds Principal Barkin: Forced out of his job by his own dad, he ineptly pursues new hobbies such as making hand turkeys and soap -- each failed effort depicted with wonderful full-page illustrations by Kevin Cornell.

The tensions between adults and children are the core of the story, from the burden placed on the fifth Barkin serving as principal to Niles' disappointment with his parents' lack of interest in his accomplishments. There's thoughtful stuff here -- particularly themes of despotism and dissent -- but it's presented with a wink and a smile.

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