The Terrible Two

The Terrible Two

Book - 2015
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When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks, but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781419727375
1419727370
9781419714917
1419714910
9781613127636
Branch Call Number: J PB BARNETT
J FICTION BARNETT MAC
Characteristics: 214 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: John, Jory
Cornell, Kevin
Alternative Title: Terrible 2

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It’s not all whoopee cushions and fake vomit for clever Miles at his new school in Yawnee Valley (famous for cows) because there’s another mysterious master prankster matching every shenanigan.


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odueck
Oct 21, 2018

My 9 year old thought this was a very funny read.

This book is awesome!! Cody Burr-Tyler Thought this was an awesome book too. This book is funny. Cow joke:Where do cows go for lunch? The calf-eteria

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blue_cat_7737
Apr 15, 2018

SUPER funny!! Great 4 pranksters who love to read!! If you liked this book you HAVE to read the 2nd book. (The terrible two get worse)!!

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yay1005
Dec 08, 2017

cows very lovely jokes and it's awesome

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Inodawae
Dec 07, 2017

This book was really booked and it needed a lot of thinking to create a prank,and this book,and a lot of cows

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benmcclanahan
Aug 31, 2017

I heard Cody Burr-Tyler absolutely LOVED this book. Also, could the cover be any more spoilery? Still pretty entertaining to read.

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hadsit
Jan 07, 2017

I read this aloud to my 6-year-old. I would probably recommend for age 8 and up, but we frankly roared with laughter by the end of the book. What a great read!

JCLChrisK Dec 23, 2015

Entertaining, polished, and funny. Recommended.

CRRL_CraigG Jun 25, 2015

Miles Murphy was the prankster king at his old school, then he had to move to boring, old Yawnee Valley, famous for its abundant cow population. Miles is not happy. He will have to establish his pranking cred all over again. Enter Niles Sparks, do-gooder extraordinaire.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/terrible_two_barnett

ChristchurchLib Feb 23, 2015

"With a name like Yawnee Valley, it's clear that Miles Murphy's new hometown needs some excitement. And Miles, the "King Prankster" of his old school, is ready to provide it. Yet he finds himself out-pranked at every turn by someone he never would have suspected. When his rival offers to join forces, Miles refuses, but as their prank war heats up, Miles has to admit that they could pull some truly epic tricks if they worked together. First in a series, this comically absurd, cartoon-illustrated book about unapologetic practical jokers is sure to amuse." Kids' Books February 2015 newsletter http://libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/754983ba-e9d7-45ab-a101-a3d900ce2c22?postId=85c964c5-6208-40c0-9be3-c54c028c3ac8

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perrybrooke
May 21, 2019

perrybrooke thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 65

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blue_dolphin_7071
Nov 10, 2017

blue_dolphin_7071 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 99

CHILDREN'S BPL Jan 31, 2016

CHILDREN'S BPL thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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judynostrant
Jul 17, 2015

judynostrant thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

WVMLlibrarianShannon Apr 17, 2015

WVMLlibrarianShannon thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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perrybrooke
May 21, 2019

In the book The Terrible Two, written by Jory John & Mac Barnett, there is a kid named Miles who had just moved to Yawnee Valley. He was the greatest prankster at his old school. At his new school he wanted to be the greatest prankster they had ever seen, but they already had a school prankster. They don’t like each other first, but they end up friends in the end. At the end they team up to pull the biggest prank that Yawnee Valley had ever seen.
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JCLChrisK Dec 23, 2015

The Prankster's Oath

On my honor I will do my best:
To be good at being bad;
To disrupt, but not destroy;
To embarrass the dour and amuse the merry;
To devote my mind to japes, capers, shenanigans, and monkey business;
To prove the world looks better turned upside down;

For I am a prankster.

So be it.

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