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Saturday, March 5, 2016

(5th MMGM) The Terrible Two Get Worse by Mac Barnett and Jory John (top ten list, giveaway)

The Terrible Two Get Worse
by Mac Barnett and Jory John
On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that they’ve formed a pranking duo, they’re terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist back—including pranking alongside him.

Authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John “are in perfect comic harmony” (Publishers Weekly) in this series that celebrates inventiveness, friendship, and the power of teamwork—for good, or for terrible.

Praise for The Terrible Two Get Worse

"John and Barnett's sophomore effort is as much fun as series opener The Terrible Two...Cornell's line drawings add to the goofy, deadpan experience. This revenger's comedy, dotted with references to classic plays and philosophical concepts, will be a joy for pranksters and seekers of a good-hearted laugh.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Hilarious....Fast-paced and laugh-aloud funny, the book will appeal to a wide range of readers.... Quirky writing and colorful dialogue make the book an excellent read-aloud.”

—School Library Journal

Top 10 Albums Most Frequently Played at Mac B.'s House while Working on the Terrible Two

by Mac Barnett
10. Boys & Girls, Alabama Shakes
9. Fez, Disasterpeace
8. Einstein on the Beach, Philip Glass
7. All is Well, Sam Amidon
6. Once Upon a Time in the West, Ennio Morricone
5. Yeezus, Kanye West (My instructions were to make this list "middle-grade appropriate," so if you're a kid reading this blog, please obtain a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian before listening to this album.)
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel OST, Alexandre Desplat and Various Artists
3. The Third Man OST, Anton Karas
2. Switched-On Bach, Wendy Carlos
1. The Food of Love: Music and Words from Twelfth Night, The Shakespeare's Globe Musicians and Actors

Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of many books for children, including Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a 2013 Caldecott Honor and the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Picture Books; Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, also illustrated by Jon Klassen; and Battle Bunny, written with Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Matthew Myers. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels.

Find Mac at or @macbarnett on Twitter.
Jory John is the author of the picture book Goodnight Already! and the forthcoming I Will Chomp You! (with Bob Shea) and coauthor of the national bestseller All My Friends Are Dead and a sequel, among other humor books. Jory is also the editor of Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids’ Letters to President Obama. He spent six years as programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit educational center in San Francisco.
Find Jory at or @joryjohn on Twitter.

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The Terrible Two Get Worse!
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Slowsly said...

I am a retired elementary teacher and can identify with young pranksters. Looking forward to reading this.

Geo Librarian said...

Having read the first book in this series I can safely say that there is much here for young readers to love.

anne s. said...

My daughter devoured the first book! Great series!

Mark said...

Sounds like a wonderful book.

Unknown said...

Loved the humor.
Perfect for the pranksters in our family!