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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


A Picture Book

Written and illustrated by Mike Ciccotello

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


A heartwarming and clever picture book from debut author-illustrator Mike Ciccotello, who is the father of fraternal Twins.

Being a twin is great! Sometimes our friends can’t tell us apart.

A boy and his twin do everything together—leapfrog and piggyback rides, dancing and disagreeing, and everything in between! Their relationship has its ups and downs, but in the end, it’s great knowing there’s someone in their world who is just like them. This charming picture book is a sweet and silly celebration of twinhood—whether you look alike or not!

Praise for Twins

“The vignette cartoons are emotionally direct and sweet, rendering the two protagonists with eager eyes and openhearted smiles. . .Equally relevant to any child who is lucky to have a close sibling or an unrelated soulmate.” —Publishers Weekly

“The text is clear, brief, and concise, perfect for young listeners. The illustrations are happy, bright, and comical, perfectly mirroring the story line laid out in text.. . .A fun and amusing picture book celebration of twinhood, great for one-on-one or small group sharing.” —School Library Journal


Reviews from Goodreads

Written and illustrated by Mike Ciccotello

Mike Ciccotello is an author and illustrator in Little Silver, New Jersey. Twins is his first book.

image of Mike Ciccotelloo
McKay Imaging Photography

For Parents and Educators

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Download the Twins projects for children to do at home and in the classroom

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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