The Terrible Two

By Jory John, Mac Barnett, Kevin Cornell (illustrator)

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Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that's famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town's best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great…

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Miles Murphy has always been his school’s star prankster, a position he assumes will continue when he moves to a new school. Wrong. He quickly discovers the school already has a prankster, and Miles has a lot to learn about successful pranking if he’s going to keep up with his new rival. The outrageous and ingenious pranks, combined with great characters and hilarious writing, make this book by Mac Barnett and Jory John a fall-on-the-floor delight. 

From Allan's list on will make you laugh.

Miles Murphy and Niles Sparks are up to no good, but their no good is SO good that we have to include them among our best best friends. The Terrible Two, a chapter book of over 200 pages and twice that many laughs, tells the tale of these two most ingenious, wily, and slightly maniacal middle school pranksters. Their pranks are disruptive but never destructive, and are aimed mainly at pompous meanies. Though Miles and Niles begin as prankster rivals they soon come together in a beautiful friendship, challenging one another to be the best they can be, which…

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