ME AND THE TERRIBLE TWO by Ellen Conford

ME AND THE TERRIBLE TWO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Haskell and Conrad, the terrible twins just divorced by their father (as they put it) who move in next door to Dorrie, have the disadvantage of replacing her best friend Marlene who has moved to Australia. Even in themselves though they are nuisance enough -- as when they send Dorrie's dog Sherman a bill for their guinea pig's tranquilizers simply because Sherman frightened their pet when they were walking her on a leash. But Dorrie is pleased when other girls accept her as a friend, and when Haskell is assigned to the Children's Book Week committee of which Dorrie is made chairman, they work so enthusiastically together on their storybook newspaper that the project brings them not only teachers' praise and local fame but what looks like a warm and lasting friendship. Unlike the heroines of last year's Dreams of Victory and Felicia the Critic, Dorrie has no particular qualities that make her easy to remember, but she puts enough spirit and mild humor into the first person telling of her unremarkable adventures to attract a respectable audience.

Pub Date: March 22nd, 1974
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Little, Brown