Toolbox Twins by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Melissa Iwai

by Sandy on May 21, 2007 · 1 comment

in Children's Book Reviews, Reviews

Toolbox Twins

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Review by Sandra Horning

This week at the library a book with the title Toolbox Twins caught my eye. A new twin book? Yes and no. It is a book about twins, but not the same birth date kind of twins. Instead, Toolbox Twins refers to a small boy, Vincent, and his dad, each with his own toolbox and each making repairs around the house.

As Vincent’s dad goes around the house fixing things, Vincent follows along with his toolbox. They hammer the “steps that squeak” and the “stools that creak.” They move outside and work on the gate and chairs. Then into the garage to work on the bike. Back inside they go to hang pictures. Vincent and his dad work inside and out, pulling out different tools for every job. Each new tool in the text appears in bold, helping with identification as the tool is shown. The pleasing illustrations complement the simple rhymes.

Young twins will enjoy learning another way to use the word “twins”. And if your child also happens to be a fix-it child like my four year old son, Toolbox Twins is sure to be a hit.

Ages 2-6.

{ 1 comment }

1 OnBeingParents May 24, 2007 at 7:43 am

My daughter will be two next month, and she already miss fix it.
We bought her own tool set , and she loves it.
At that age will have to give them toys that will stimulate them.
Their brains are racing and if they don’t use it they will lost it.

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