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Ling & Ting Share a Birthday

By Grace Lin (Trade Paperback, 2014)
Ling & Ting are twins. They share a birthday. They bake cakes, and they make birthday wishes. They tell stories and wrap gifts. They also share a birthday secret! The simple text and colorful art makes this early reader a perfect choice for children learning to read.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $4.99 US/$5.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316184045

    • On Sale Date: 09/02/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: LB Kids

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Ling & Ting are twins. They share a birthday. They bake cakes, and they make birthday wishes. They tell stories and wrap gifts. They also share a birthday secret! The simple text and colorful art makes this early reader a perfect choice for children learning to read.

Grace Lin is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky, the Geisel Honor book Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!, and the beloved The Year of the Dog, among others. She lives in Massachusetts. You can visit her at www.gracelin.com.
  • *"The girls' differing personalities and sisterly affection continue to shine...Once again Lin's richly colored gouache artwork, based on 1950s children's textbook illustrations, gives reason enough to celebrate. Tw-inspiring fiction for beginning readers."
    (Kirkus, starred review).

  • *"Lin continues to work wonders within the early reader format in twins' Ling and Ting's birthday-themed second outing...Despite working with a limited vocabulary, Lin infuses the twins' every interaction with personality and understated humor, while underscoring the girls' individuality." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • "These cheerful stories, with their flat, 50's-style illustrations, tell an inescapable truth: twins have to negotiate everything." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "Simply written and engaging, the brief stories are well suited to beginning readers...An appealing addition to the Ling & Ting series." (Booklist).

  • "While the book has a sweetly retro feel to it, Ling and Ting's adventures will appeal to contemporary audiences....Let's hope Lin continues to share with readers the further adventures of this dynamic duo." (The Horn Book).

  • "Even though this is a short and simple early chapter book, the characters are fully developed and distinct, and children should be encouraged to infer the protagonists' traits. An excellent stand-alone purchase or addition for libraries already familiar with these endearing sisters." (School Library Journal).

  • Praise for Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!
    * "[I]n the same category as Arnold Lobel's 'Frog and Toad'" (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • * "[A] stunning entree into the world of early readers" (Kirkus, starred review).

  • * "[The] paintings illustrate the stories with restrained lines, vivid colors, and clarity...[Lin] shows her versatility once agin in an original book that tells its story clearly while leaving room for thought and discussion." (Booklist, starred review).

  • "[A] pocketful of small stories about individuality that interlock like twists of DNA then tumble together for an exuberant finish..."Ling and Ting" is as delectable as any of Lin's illustrated books, perfect for the young reader not ready to give up pictures." (The New York Times).

  • Praise for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
    A Newbery Honor winner!
    A Today Show Al Roker Kids Book Club Pick
    A Booklist Top 10 Science Fiction/Fantasy Book for Youth

    * "Children will embrace this accessible, timeless story." (Booklist, starred review).

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Ling & Ting Share a Birthday
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $4.99 US/$5.99 CAN
  • Pages: 48
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316184045
  • On Sale Date: 09/02/2014
Ling & Ting Share a Birthday