Monday, July 27, 2009
Too Many Visitors for One Little House by Susan Chodakiewitz
You'll find a funny and delightful story of offbeat neighbors making a big splash when they move into a quiet community in Too Many Visitors for One Little House by Susan Chodakiewitz.
The neighbors of El Camino Street don't seem to like anything: pets, kids, or big families. They hate babies, huggy-kissy families and music. So when the new neighbors move in, they are not happy at all. They pull up in a huge camper and out comes teens with tons of stuff, grown-ups, a toddler, grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins. They zip on skateboards, play music and clatter around the kitchen.
The people of El Camino Street must do something...but none of them expects what comes next.
Too Many Visitors for One Little House is a charming and funny story of being included, making new friends and accepting our differences. Author Susan Chodakiewitz does an excellent job of creating quirky characters who come together at a new house for a family reunion, much to the dismay of the older residents of the street.
Children may relate one of these cranky neighbors to someone they know; and they will certainly find at least one character who reminds them of a family member. Based upon the back cover blurb, it's possible that Chodakiewitz used her own big family as inspiration for this story.
Illustrator Veronica Walsh makes her debut with Too Many Visitors for One Little House. From cover to cover her digital color illustrations perfectly compliment the story and her attention to detail brings these fictional characters to life for young readers.
Perhaps the best part of Too Many Visitors for One Little House is that children will be learning while enjoying a humorous and engaging story.
You and your child will love to read this story over and again.
Title: Too Many Visitors for One Little House
Author: Susan Chodakiewitz
SRP: $13.99 (U.S)