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Suppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let's say John was pragmatic and played the drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their father was a brilliant, if sometimes confused, inventor. And suppose that another set of twins—adults—named Dean D. Dean and Dan D. Dean, kidnapped the Templeton twins and their ridiculous dog in order to get their father to turn over one of his genius (sort of) inventions. Yes, I said kidnapped. Wouldn't it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Luckily for you, this is just the first in a series perfect for boys and girls who are smart, clever, and funny (just like the twins), and enjoy reading adventurous stories (who doesn't?!).
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published on August 15, 2012 by Chronicle Books
ISBN-10: 0811866793
ISBN-13: 9780811866798
23 Book Reviews
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  • al3720
    al3720Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 12:10 pm
    This book is Hilarious with a capital H. I have read it twice.
    • clemsongirl123
      clemsongirl123Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:07 am55 stars
      I love this book
      • fadibutrus123
        fadibutrus123Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm
        it is cool
        • narwhallover38
          narwhallover38Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:18 am44 stars
          awesome book
          • cogargirl247
            cogargirl247Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm55 stars
            best book ever
            • lotrlover
              lotrloverWednesday, September 11, 2013 at 5:34 pm55 stars
              funny,too!
              • lotrlover
                lotrloverMonday, September 9, 2013 at 7:28 pm55 stars
                This book is one of the best books of all time.
                • sparkling5
                  sparkling5Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 11:08 am55 starsFeatured
                  this book is awesome! its about these smart twins and how theyre father is an inventor. The twins get kidnapped so that their father could give one of the inventions to the kidnappers. the twins have to figure out a way to escape. i love books like this one because it has some mystery/ action/ pure awesomeness in the book. i recommend this book to anyone.
                  • edmodo-f7utzp5xxc
                    edmodo-f7utzp5xxcWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10:37 am55 stars
                    In the book ''The Templeton Twins Have an Idea'', it's about a brother named John and his twin sister Abagail try to help save themswelves and their father from two kid nappers: Dean D. Dean and his twin brother Dan D.Dean. It all started out when Dean D. Dean accused John's and Abagail's father of stealing his idea so the Deans took the Templeton twins. The book may not sound exactly interesting but trust me, it's daring, funny and the Templeton twins are incredibuly smart. In this book review I will be telling you a few of the positives that I loved, there are no negativees becuase I rated this book 5 stars. I'm going to be honest with you I did not think that the book was going gto be that good at all, I thought I would have more negatives than positives. But I guess that's when the phrase ''Don't judge a book by a cover'' comes in mind. But anyway one of the positives that I really thought was creative and daring was the fact that the narrator was funny. On the page before the prologue the narrator had book review questions so #1 would be something if I liked the book and then the athur wrote '' #2. Dio you think it makes the slightest bit difference to me whether you did or not.'' I have never read a book with the athur speaking that way to the reader and I enjoyed reading it. A next positive that I loved was that the Templeton twins thought of something that I never would of thought of before. Let me set the secne- Abagail and John are in the Dean brothers basement with old things and they think of a way to get Dan D.Dean to open the door. So they hung an old mirror and acted as if they needed help and when Dan came he stumbled down the stairs and the Templeton twins ran out and loked the door. On page 159, ''... John asked,'What's the last thing you expect to see when you come into a room?' Abagail answered 'yourself''' Clever aren't they? You might think of crazy things but the answer was in front of you [while looking in a mirror.] As you can see the book ''The Templeton Twins Have an Idea'' is in fact daring interesting and the Templeton twins are indeed smart. There is a series with the Templeton twins and I can't wait to read it. I hope your going to read it too!
                    • edmodo-xtve3vdbkn
                      edmodo-xtve3vdbknMonday, August 19, 2013 at 11:48 am44 stars
                      "The Templeton Twins Have an Idea" is about the Templeton twin, to be specific they are Abigail and John Templeton. The twin's dad is an inventor who have just created a new invention, but the twins, Dean D. Dean and Dan D. Dean claims that he copied their invention, but he didn't. Some how they end up being captured by them. The Templeton twins have to find out a way to get them out with the help of their dog as well. The book contains many funny scenes and as well as strong vocabulary that is tricky, but kind of easy to figure out by the context clues. i would recommend this book to students who like funny books and adventures.