The first in a funny, illustrated young-teen series about two resourceful children who foil kidnappers bent on stealing their brilliant father's ideas. This debut novel has a fast-paced plot, clever heroes, evil (albeit buffoonish) villains, a sly sense of humour and is filled with puns, word games, puzzles and even a recipe for meatloaf! Illustrations by internationally acclaimed artist Jeremy Holmes give the book even more kid appeal and make it a visual stand-out.
The first in a series of funny, highly illustrated young-teen novels about boy and girl twins with a great concept and visual appeal for both boys and girls.; Lemony Snickett fans will find the same appeal in Templeton Twins, though the book has enough originality in content and story that It does not feel derivative.; Holmes's illustrations will appeal to young-teen readers and the humourous voice of Weiner makes this an exciting and distinctive young-teen debut.
Ellis Weiner is a freelance writer who contributes to the New Yorker and is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. He is the author of several books for adults, including Yiddish with Dick and Jane. Jeremy Holmes is the creative mind behind Mutt Ink, a graphic design studio. His first book, There Was an Old Lady was awarded BolognaRazzi's Opera Prima award at the 2010 Bologna Book Fair.