Ling and Ting are twins, and many people say they look exactly alike. But they are not exactly the same – as the stories in Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin show.
In each story, Ling & Ting discover something different about themselves: haircuts, ease of using chopsticks, making dumplings, etc. My favorite short story is the one at the end, when one of the girls tells her sister a story, which includes mixed-up elements from all the previous stories.
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same is a good book for beginning readers, ones who are easily reading shorter words and able to sound out longer ones.
Recommended for ages 4 to 8, depending upon reading level.