What do you get when you put 12 lively kids together with a father who believes a family can be run like a factory and a mother who is his partner in ...Show synopsisWhat do you get when you put 12 lively kids together with a father who believes a family can be run like a factory and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids laugh along with the Gilbreths.Hide synopsis
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My 6th grade teacher read this book (and Belles on Their Toes) to our class one year. I fell in love with the family (as did many other students). I still remember the ideas Mr. Gilbreth had to make his family more efficient. I have to admit that because of this book, and the lovable characters, I find myself constantly trying to streamline things in my own life.
I love this book! A few years ago I purchased the hardback editions to add to my library. They were not cheap, so I am happy to see paperbacks available as such an affordable price.
These make excellent gifts.
This book is heartwarming and loving. Full of humor and life.
Cheaper By the Dozen is a moving story documenting the lives of the LARGE Gilbreth family. In it a father and mother ingeniously raise eleven children. I thought it was well-written and is a good example of what every family goes through. It teaches us that in spite of difficulty it is important to stick together. I believe that it is a wonderful story that should be read in every household.
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