“A double helping of fun and mischief!” —Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
“Hilarious.” —Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series
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 one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game.
It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud.
In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at the same time.
“The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! What’s not to love about the Terrible Two?” —Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series
“You don’t have to be a cow, like cows, or even know a cow to love the Terrible Two.” —Dave Eggers
“This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks, and terribly wonderful.” —Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and the Frank Einstein series
“The Terrible Two are my kind of kids. And what’s more, they’re kids’ kind of kids.” —Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series
About the Author
Mac Barnett’s bestselling children’s books include the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book Extra Yarn. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Jory John is a New York Times bestselling author of books for both children and adults. He is a two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient. Jory's work includes the picture books Giraffe Problems and Penguin Problems, both illustrated by Lane Smith, the Goodnight Already! series, illustrated by Benji Davies, The Bad Seed and The Good Egg, both illustrated by Pete Oswald, and the award-winning Quit Calling Me a Monster!, illustrated by Bob Shea. He also co-authored numerous humor books, including the internationally bestselling All My Friends Are Dead. Jory spent six years as programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit educational center in San Francisco. He resides in Oregon.
Kevin Cornell is the illustrator of many children’s books. He lives in Philadelphia.
"Fluffy, fast, fun reading for fans of Clueless McGee and the Wimpy Kid."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Barnett and John are in perfect comic harmony."
— Publishers Weekly
"Coauthors and friends Barnett and John have created a fast paced, laugh-out-loud novel sure to appeal to those who appreciate a good prank and have a sense of justice...a good candidate for reluctant readers and a natural next read for fans of Jeff Kinney’s 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series."
— Juliet Morefield, Multnomah County Library, OR
"With plenty of humor, quirky characters, interspersed drolly-related cow factoids, and fantastical, over-the-top pranking, this entertaining, enjoyable read will especially appeal to Wimpy Kid aficionados."
— Shelle Rosenfeld
"Well-paced for pleasure reading, this lively start to a new series provides great insight into social dynamics—as well as prank planning and execution!"