The Happy Little Family

Book cover: 'The Happy Little Family'
Author(s): 
Rebecca Caudill
Copyright: 
1947
Publisher: 
Bethlehem Books
Series: 
Fairchild Family
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
107 pages
Subject(s): 
Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

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. Three more volumes in the series will be published by Bethlehem Books some time in the future. This made a very welcome addition to our home library.

Additional notes: 

Donated for review by Bethlehem Books

Review Date: 
7-8-04
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