The Happy Little Family by Rebecca Caudill
1947, Bethlehem Books, 107 pages, softcover
The Fairchild family - Father, Mother, Chris, Althy, Emmy, Debby and Bonnie - live in the hills of Kentucky in the early 1900s. We are particularly treated to simple stories of everyday life through the eyes of four-year-old Bonnie: her frustrations with trying to keep up with her older siblings, the love of her understanding father, the importance of "little" things, like sunbonnets and arrowheads.
The large text, comfortable length and engaging storyline make it a great choice for young readers. This was a well-liked read aloud in our family (particularly for my 4 and 6 year old girls) and even my eight year old son (who can be a reluctant reader at times) gobbled it up on his own quite eagerly. The book includes many lovely black-and-white illustrations. This is the first in a series of four books, all of which have become very welcome additions to our home library.
Donated by Bethlehem Books
Reviewed by Alicia Van Hecke
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Thanks to the generosity of Bethlehem Books, we have two copies of this book to give away! If you'd like to be entered in this drawing, please leave a comment before tomorrow (January 30th) at 10 a.m. (Pacific time) and check back soon afterwards to see if you've won! We'll be starting another drawing - with some wonderful books from Ye Hedge School - tomorrow afternoon.