Tim and Ed By Ursula Dubosarsky
Published by Penguin Australia
Tim and Ed, same eyes, same ears, same feet, same head. They came from the same egg. Tim and Ed of course are twins.
Tim and Ed do everything together. If Tim falls in a pond, Ed wants to join him. These two twins are inseparable. Then Aunty Pim arrives, taking Ed for a sleepover, while Tim stays home with Dad.
Ed plays trains and has pizza with Aunty Pim, while Tim races bikes and shares a mighty dinner with Dad.
When it’s time for bed, Ed sees his reflection in the mirror. Its looks like Tim, but it’s not him. The brothers learn that although they are the same in every way, they are unique in themselves.
In other words, there is no one like Tim, and no one like Ed.
This is a sweet tale, about twins learning their similarities, but also identifying their differences. I believe this would make a great addition to any child’s book shelf for ages 3-6. Kids this age are beginning to recognise similarities and differences in the world. This is a fun way to encourage them that each and every one of us is special and unique, despite appearances.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Ursula Dubosarsky
Illustrator: Andrew Joyner
Title: Tim and Ed
Publisher: Penguin Australia
Published: October 2014