The residents of El Camino street definitely know what they like; cleaning their houses, gardening and snoozing on the porch. What they don't like is a whole other list; kids, noise, guests, large kissy-huggy families and pets. So, when the new family with three kids moved in down the block, the neighbors were a little wary but things seemed to be going smoothly and quietly. Just the way they liked it!
But then the visitors started coming . And coming. And coming. And coming. Too many visitors, the neighbors cried, for one little house. There were cousins, aunts, uncles, teens and toddlers, not to mention Grandma, Grandpa, Nanny and a baby. The neighbors definitely didn't like babies. All these visitors brought mounds of things with them; things that made noise like guitars and clarinets. This was just too much of everything for one little house! Something must be done, the neighbors decided but on their way to complain, out of the little house came grandma with her delicious smelling apple strudel. When she asked the neighbors if they would like to join the family reunion, they for once decided there can never be too many visitors for any house, even one little house.
This book is just so adorable. The illustrations by Veronica Walsh are very enticing; humorous characters in bright colors and with lots of detail. I like the message of family young and old being together and having a good time. A fun, enjoyable read for any child.
This story is a booksicals children's book. For a musical version of the book, go to Booksicals.com where you can download the musical for free!
Disclosure: This book was provided for review by the author, Susan Chodakiewitz, as part of a Virtual Book Tour. Thank you Dorothy from VBT and Susan.