Audio mates need not be visual mates. ""A BEACH is on the shore.....A BEECH is one large tree...... One kind of food is MEAT.....We MEET our friends at play"". Each pair of ""word twins"" appears double spread accompanied by a simple yet imaginative verse which captures the essential significance of the word and a huge colorful illustration happily provided by Stan Palczak. A common reading and spelling problem in the primary grades, homonyms are driven home with forceful clarity and good fun in this clever and visually delightful handling. Gene and Jean invite us to list our own word twins at the end -- an invitation few children will be able to resist.