The Terrible Two Get Worse (Terrible Two Series #2)

The Terrible Two Get Worse (Terrible Two Series #2)


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New York Times Bestseller

On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that they’ve formed a pranking duo, they’re terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist back—including pranking alongside him.

Authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John “are in perfect comic harmony” (Publishers Weekly) in this series that celebrates inventiveness, friendship, and the power of teamwork—for good, or for terrible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419716805
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Series: Terrible Two Series , #2
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 177,567
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children, including Extra Yarn, which won a 2013 Caldecott Honor, and Battle Bunny. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Jory John is the author of Goodnight Already! and I Will Chomp You! and coauthor of the bestseller All My Friends Are Dead, among other books. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Kevin Cornell is the illustrator of many children’s books, including Count the Monkeys and Mustache!, both by Mac Barnett. He lives in Philadelphia.

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The Terrible Two Get Worse (Terrible Two Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE it. Read it many times.
LitPick More than 1 year ago
The Terrible Two Get Worse is a great sequel to The Terrible Two. The two main characters, Miles and Niles, love pranking their Principal Mr. Barkin. Then one of their pranks goes too far. Mr. Barkin loses his job as a result of a prank. Mr. Barkin's father takes over for him, he takes away all of the fun, and worst of all he takes away pranking. Their old principal was easy to prank but their new Principal just sucks it in and deals with it. Opinion: Overall this is an amazing book and I strongly recommend it. If you like humor and comics, this book is for you. The story combines pranking with a little bit of friendship. My favorite prankster of the two boys is Niles, the smart kid who pretends to be stuck up but pranks well. Miles comes up with lots of ideas that are sometimes good but sometimes bad. I chose Niles because he has some great pranks and he seems like an undercover spy. I see Niles as someone who really thinks about the plans that Miles comes up with and finds a way for them to work. Niles' smartness is very helpful when it comes to planing ahead of time and when strategy comes in. Reviewed by a student book reviewer Age:9
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Terrible Two Series, but it is the first one I have read. I enjoyed it immensely. This is a book that mid-grade students will love. Miles and Niles make up the Terrible Two. They are pranksters that have fun, but do no harm. Their pranks are things like rubbing stinky cheese on the vents of the principal's car or planting wild violets in a pattern so that when the school picture is taken they say something silly. The principal, Principal Barry Barkin, is somewhat a stick in the mud and makes the perfect goat for their pranks. Unfortunately, he loses his job due to the pranks and his father, the previous principal takes over the job and he is even worse. The school loses all it's joy and the boys need to do what they can to help Principal Barry Barkin get his job back. It is a lot of harmless fun and the black and white illustrations add just enough to illuminate the story. I would definitely recommend this book to any elementary schools for their classes and library. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
What happens when a couple of pranksters get pranked themselves? The Terrible Two introduced Miles Murphy, the new kid in town, and Niles Sparks, the self-appointed, official School Helper, who teamed up to form a secret pranking club known as “The Terrible Two.” They are students at Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy where the principal, Barry Barkin, and his son Josh are their chief goats. But one day, when the school picture is being taken, their latest scheme goes too far and gets the principal fired. His replacement is worse–Former Principal Bertrand Barkin, Barry’s no-nonsense, iron-fisted father who runs the school like a boot camp. His new rule is “I WILL NOT PERMIT PRANKS.” Is now Former Principal Barry Barkin gone forever? And what will Niles and Miles do? Have they met their match with their new nemesis? Aside from a few common euphemisms and childish slang terms (heck, darn, confound you, and “super-strong butt muscles”) and a reference to a school dance, the biggest objection which I, along with some other reviewers, noted was that in The Terrible Two the pranks were fairly harmless, but, while no one dies, in the sequel some of them seem a little more mean-spirited. For example, the boys put a very hot ghost pepper in the new Principal Barkin’s coffee mug. The prank actually doesn’t work, but for some people with certain health conditions that could be rather dangerous. Also, they drop someone’s pants during the last day of school assembly. A lot of people may find the idea of pantsing a person to be funny, but a lot of others think that it crosses the line because it’s vulgar and humiliating. The final verdict is that I really did not care for the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so interesting I loved it all time favorite book of all time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book in the terrible two series,it was really good .This book seems like it will be good also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They will try to prank the school.