Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same
Grace Lin
2010
Geisel Honor Award Winner

Looking for an easy reader that changes things up a bit? Look no further! Ling and Ting are Chinese American twins and while they look the same, are not exactly the same. In fact, if you’ll look at that cover closely, you’ll see that the one on the right has a slightly different haircut than the one on the left. And that, my friends, is the subject of the first “chapter!”

My kids really enjoyed this book on a number of levels (my identical twin boys bonded with Ling and Ting). We all loved the chopsticks v. forks issue–we eat Chinese food on a regular basis around here and everyone has experimented with chopsticks.

A well written and illustrated book that reminds us of each person’s individuality and “specialness” without being preachy.

 

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