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Cally and Jimmy Twins in Trouble

Written by Zoe Antoniades

Illustrated by Katie Kear

Part of the Cally and Jimmy Series

Key Stage 2 Family / Home Stories Humorous School Stories Short Stories

LoveReading View on Cally and Jimmy Twins in Trouble

Twins bring double the trouble and double the fun

September 2020 Book of the Month

Cally and Jimmy are twins but more different people it would be hard to meet. Cally is generally quiet and well-behaved, while Jimmy is anything but (his ADHD doesn’t help). It’s Cally who narrates the four separate stories contained in this very enjoyable new book, and she gives us a really good idea of what it’s like to live with the most-annoying-brother-in-the-whole-wide-world, describing the many times he gets them both into trouble, but she absolutely captures the fun they have together too. There’s a starring role for their wonderful grandma, or Yiayia as they know her (Mum is Greek) and just a lovely sense of this family. Recommended reading and hopefully there’ll be more adventures to come for the twins.

Andrea Reece

Cally and Jimmy Twins in Trouble Synopsis

Four stories in one!

I have a twin brother. Everyone calls him Jimmy, which is sort of the English version of Dimitri, his actual Greek name. Our mum's Greek, you see. I'm Cally, short for Calista, which means, I don't want to sound big-headed or anything, 'most beautiful'. I'm not sure about Dimitri, but if Dimitri means most-annoying-brother-in-the-whole-wide-world, then that's him.

Join Cally and Jimmy in four hilarious stories, perfect for newly confident readers. They get into scrapes together, bake some poisonous cakes, almost ruin their school assembly and finally have a twintastic birthday party.

Cally and Jimmy Twins in Trouble Reader Reviews

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

My favourite part is how the story really transports you into their world, it does a really good job of that and makes you want to read it over and over again. Full review

Olivia Townsend (Age 8)

Fun and interesting to read. In really liked it. Full review

Aidan Jones (Age 8)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839130083
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: Zoe Antoniades
Illustrator: Katie Kear
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Disability / Special Needs, Family / Home Stories, Humorous, School Stories, Short Stories, Siblings

About Zoe Antoniades

Zoe Antoniades (Author) Zoe Antoniades was born in West London of Greek Cypriot parents. She graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in English and Drama and trained as a teacher at the Institute of Education. She has taught maths, English and the arts and worked on a wide range of creative projects in partnership with the Southbank Centre, the Royal Albert Hall, the Young Vic and the Polka Theatre. She also writes collaboratively with young people and has published four anthologies of short stories. Her memoir, Tea and Baklavas, won the Winchester Writers' Festival Memoir Prize.Katie ...

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