Thursday, October 21, 2021

Review: Twins Mac & Madi's Birthday by Linda Herron

Today's review heads towards twins...and a sweet, friendly pair, too. This is part of a picture book series, which follows the girls as they face various moments in every day life.  

by Linda Herron
Illustrated by Marie Delon
Big Little Press
Picture Book
34 pages
ages 4 to 8

A fun tale about twins celebrating their Birthday!

Mac and Madi are twins, which means they have the same smile, hair, and even the same birthday! But this year, they want to do something different – something that will show the world they like being the same, but they also like being different too…

Packed with vibrant, colorful illustrations and an adorable story, this delightful children’s book explores the importance of individuality and being yourself. Kids of all ages will love this exciting tale, discovering a valuable lesson while enjoying a relatable story with endearing characters. An ideal read for twins to help them find their identities and practice personal growth, Twins Mac & Madi’s Birthday will quickly become their favorite book!



The wonderful relationship twins can have shines and makes readers' (who don't have a twin) wish they had one, too.

Mac and Madi are twins and match everything from clothes to food to favorite things. They are the happiest of sisters and love being twins. When their birthday rolls around, they always have a big party and are excited about having one this year, too. But unlike other years, they want to shake things up a bit. They may be twins and get along splendidly, but each one does have their own favorite things. So, they decided to have two cakes, two sets of decorations, two outfits and two meals...all at the same time. But now, they aren't sure if their family and friends will be as excited about the idea as they are.

This is a cute book geared for twins and shows the struggle they can face when displaying individuality. Mac and Madi get along very well through-out the book and support each other no matter what without the slightest hesitation. This sibling love is inspiring and was nice to see. Interestingly enough, they are worried their friends and family won't like them showing individuality....which is an original twist. 

The reader gets to know the twins first and how they are always alike before they show the differences in opinions while preparing their party. This was done in a fun way and probably has readers wishing they could attend the party, too. I was a little surprised that the girls ordered cakes, went clothes shopping and everything else all on their own without their parents' knowledge, but that doesn't really hurt the main point of the tale in any way, since this one is about accepting differences and helping twins to know that it's okay if they aren't alike...and others. And it fulfills this purpose completely. At the end of the book, there is a note to parents about raising twins as well.

And here she is...

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Linda Herron knows firsthand what it is like to grow 
up as an identical twin. In fact, the most wonderful part of her childhood was spending 
time with her best friend and twin sister.


​Because Linda recognizes the unique bond—and the unique challenges—that being 

a twin entails, she was inspired to create a series of children’s stories about being an 

identical twin.

When she isn’t writing children’s books, Linda spends much of her time writing business

 articles and blogs. As a Financial Expert, she provides strategic advice that transforms 

businesses by boosting profitability. Her financial expertise has been featured on media 

outlets including American Express, LendingTree, and Daily Business News, and she 

holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bryant University.


Today, Linda lives in California and enjoys the sunny, seventy-five-degree weather 

every day. Though her twin still lives in Rhode Island, they visit each other to spend 

time together. 


Heather N. Quinn said...

Two of my kids are twins. They're not identical but they still face challenges as a result of being twins.

Unknown said...

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