Cheaper By the Dozen

Cheaper By the Dozen

by Frank Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Publisher: HarperCollins
Trade Paperback, 207 pages
Price: $16.99

No growing pains have ever been more hilarious that those suffered loudly by the riotous Gilbreth clan. First, there are a dozen red-haired, freckle-faced kids to contend with. Then there's Dad, a famous efficiency expert who believes a family can be run just like a factory. And there's Mother, his partner in everything except discipline. How they all survive such escapades as forgetting Frank Jr. in a roadside restaurant or going on a first date with Dad in the back seat or having their tonsils removed en masse will keep you in stitches. You can be sure they're not only cheaper, they're funnier by the dozen.

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Summary: The hilarious true story of a professional efficiency expert and his enormous family of redheads.

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  A Hilarious Classic
HappyHomemaker of Oregon, 7/7/2011
This is a fun, hilarious book about a couple who decides to have twelve children, and the adventures they have along the way. Not all of their techniques should be role models (no removing our tonsils en mass, thank you), but overall there's nothing to be concerned about here. It's set in the 1910's and 20's, but their struggles and victories are timeless.
I heartily recommend this to anyone. It's a great one to read aloud to the family, too!