The Terrible Two Get Worse
with Jory John, illustrations by Kevin Cornell
Miles Murphy and Niles Sparks are great at being terrible. Nearly every day the pranking duo turns Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy upside down with their stunts. The Big Chirp. The Cafeteria Calamity. Their pranks bring joy to their classmates and embarrassment to their nemesis: blowhard Principal Barkin. But one day—school picture day to be precise—a scheme goes too far, and Principal Barkin ends up fired. His replacement: his father, who is also named Principal Barkin. The new principal runs the school with an iron fist, out to destroy all signs of fun. No group work. No Pajama Day. And definitely no pranking.
"John and Barnett's sophomore effort is as much fun as series opener The Terrible Two...Cornell's line drawings add to the goofy, deadpan experience. This revenger's comedy, dotted with references to classic plays and philosophical concepts, will be a joy for pranksters and seekers of a good-hearted laugh.”
“Hilarious....Fast-paced and laugh-aloud funny, the book will appeal to a wide range of readers.... Quirky writing and colorful dialogue make the book an excellent read-aloud.”
—School Library Journal
"Full of absorbing strategy and even a little suspense, this humorous sequel will keep readers entertained while offering insight into the nature of successful pranking and its reliance on audience reaction."
—Horn Book Magazine
"This humorous sequel makes for engaging, fast-paced reading that again highlights the meaning of friendship, and animated, amusing cartoon illustrations enhance and extend the story."
"Daringly different and acutely observant, this sparkling series is as clever as it is comical. No self-respecting prankster would want to miss it!"
—The Lancashire Evening Post