The Ramble Shamble Children
New picture book by a two-time Newbery Honor-winning author!
The delightful story of an unconventional family of kids who learn the ups and downs of working together.
Merra, Locky, Roozle, Finn, and little Jory love their ramble shamble house. It's a lot of work taking care of the garden, the chickens, and themselves, but they all pitch in to make it easier--even Jory, who looks after the mud puddles. When they come across a picture of a "proper" house in a book, they start wondering if their own home is good enough. So they get to work "propering up" the garden, the chickens, and even the mud puddles. But the results aren't exactly what they expected, and when their now-proper household's youngest member goes missing, they realize that their ramble shamble home might be just right for their family, after all.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0399176326 Ages 4-8
Keywords: family, working together, family life, fun, humor, expectations, fitting in, values, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old