Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Review: Too Many Visitors For One Little House by Susan Chodakiewitz


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.

14 comments:

  1. what a lovely story. The cover is fabulous too. I am more of a quiet household, than a busy one. I am too lazy to entertain!

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  2. Thanks for reviewing the book. So glad you enjoyed. About to head to a Thanksgiving gathering with lots of noise, kissing and hugging! Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    SUSIE CHODAKIEWITZ

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  3. Vivienne,
    I used to love the quiet of my little apartment to read, think and do my thing.... Now... I can work, read, write, even have meetings with the kids playing rock n roll, the dog barking, the phone ringing and the washing machine buzzing! Don't even hear it!

    Glad you enjoyed the book.

    Best,
    SUSIE CHODAKIEWITZ

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  4. That does sound sweet! And I totally relate to being able to tune out a lot of noise like the author. Great review of this one Kaye!!

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  5. Hi Kaye :)

    Just popped over to wish you a Super Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day tomorrow!
    Hugs :)
    Kelly

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  6. Hi Kaye, Thanks for this review. I will have to get this for the library. I can't wait to check the musical link!!! I'm always looking to incorporate music with my media lessons. Thanks for your kind message & Happy Thanksgiving.

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  7. This sounds like an adorable book. I'm hoping you and yours have a wonderful day today. ENJOY

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  8. This sounds really cute.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. I've GOT to check this book out! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Looks like a fun book!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving Kaye!

    Carey

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  11. Looks like a sweet story. I just love the cover too!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. I loved this book too! I gave it to my little nephews today after our family dinner and told him that it looked like all of us!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving dear friend! I've missed you but it's been great to hear from you. Enjoy your trip and travel safe!

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  13. Sounds like a fun family read!

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  14. Wisteria- I was intrigued by your comment about being a library media specialist. Hope you were able to check out the musical version of Too Many Visitors on line at the website www.booksicals.com. Bookiscals has been performing the book live with the Booksicals Repertory Company at local libraries and book stores. Booksicals is now expanding and in the process of collaborating with children's to perform the book nationwide. Let me know if you have any ideas.
    Best regards,

    Susan Chodakieiwitz

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