Length: 245 pages
Setting: early 1900s, New England area
Interest: It was recommended as a good read-aloud book.
Summary: We follow the Gilbreth family through a number of years. Dad was a motion study specialist, Mom helped him, and by the end they had 12 children. The book is a series of vignettes that describe life in their household – no wasted motion or time, big decisions determined by Family Council, lots of kids in the car, and at the table and old-fashioned values.
Final thoughts: An interesting book that did a great job of describing life in the early 20th century. I was surprised Miss Adventure was willing to sit through the whole book, since it wasn’t the most exciting of stories. It did have a number of amusing anecdotes that kept us both entertained.
Title comes from: A joke Mr. Gilbreth would make about his kids.
Reading challenges fulfilled: None, since this is a review of a book read in a previous year.
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