Title: The Green Twins
Genre: Children’s Book
Print Length: 29 pages
Publisher: Not Listed
Publication Date: March 5, 2014
Author: Yael Manor
Illustrator: Anahit Aleksanyan
SYNOPSIS: Ethan and Emma are twins aged three. Their mother teaches them to recycle bottles, packaging, newspapers, cardboard boxes and more. One day, the whole family went for a walk to the recycling center - You will not believe who they met on the road…..
EXTERIOR / COVER DESIGN: The cover illustration is modest, yet eye-catching. Young readers will definitely be attracted to the book. The image of two children pushing recycling carts makes you wonder what they have and where they are going. I think the title of the book could have a little more explanation to it. A subtitle mentioning recycling would have been very helpful. “Green” is a common last name, so immediately after reading the title The Green Twins, I figured it was a random story about twins. Obviously being an adult, I know the correlation between the word green and recycling but young readers may not.
ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations in this book stood out. There was a lot of detail in the background and characters. The illustrator focused on the overall image on each page and complimented the detail with vibrant coloring.
REVIEW: The Green Twins was a good read and makes recycling fun. I enjoyed how the supporting characters tagged along and accompanied the twins to the Recycling Center. This shows the importance of supporting causes the benefit the environment. It is also relevant in the belief that adults should support young people who have productive ideas. This story would have easily been a five-star read except for some parts of the story that were hard to understand due to the translation to English. This was apparent because the word Center/Centre is spelled differently in the story and synopsis.
RATING: 4 out of 5 STARS
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