Book Reviews of Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen
Author: Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Frank B. Gilbreth
ISBN-13: 9780553272505
ISBN-10: 0553272500
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Better than the new movie any day of the week and twice on Sunday! And if you read this you have to get the sequel Belles on Their Toes!
Great family classics!
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This is a WONDERFUL book written by two children of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, a couple who developed efficiency and safety studies in the early 1900's. This brother and sister team describe the pitfalls of growing up in a family of 12 children, who are guinea pigs for their father's efficiency experiments. Adults and children both will appreciate the humor in the many childhood pranks, and in the embarrassing situations the teens have to deal with, due to old-fashioned parents and too many mischievous siblings.

I find this book just as funny and poignant now as I did when I first read it 50 years ago! If you like humor in a vintage setting, this is for you!
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Cute novel about a great family and its ups and downs. I love the way the parents made this marriage work (and of course they made their kids work)! Inspiring and heartwarming.
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No growing pains have ever been more hilarious than those suffered loudly by the riotous Gilbreth clan.... If you liked the movie - you'll love this book!
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Definitely a wonderful book about a family that respects one another and learns responsibility. A fascinating and funny read.
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I love this book! I am 30, remember the b&w movie fondly, but have to rave about this book. I read it over ten years ago and remember loving each character, especially the quirky efficiency-expert father. Great, great book.
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Very cute book. Story is nothing like the movie it's much better!
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This is a delightful book. One you just have to read.
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Great family read aloud.
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Great story about a very large, busy family!
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humorous, enjoyable classic
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This is used in Sonlight Core 4
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A funny family read. Some words and scenes were skipped over for our young listeners though.
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It was very interesting to read the real story of this large family. It was full of funny stories and funny characters, all named Gilbreth. Well worth readying!
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My wife and I did this book as a read-aloud. It's a light funny enjoyable wholesome read.
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Filled with large family accidents, quirky incidents, and stories to keep you chuckling "Cheaper by the Dozen" is an excellent read. Taking you back through the years to a different era this is a good light read.
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This book is a romp!