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!
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.
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.