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Mr. and Mrs. Little and their two children, Sally and Tommy, share in the routine activities of family life in 1932: they get dressed for the day, they eat breakfast, and enjoy their chores and playtime together. Children can recognize their lives and enjoy noting the differences between the Littles' time and the present. Full-color illustrations....

Title : The Little Family
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ISBN : 9780375810770
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 56 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Little Family Reviews

  • Viridiana Rico
    2019-02-25 10:00

    I like this book because it talks about a little family that has a "little" house. It talks about their activities throughout the day For example, they say good morning, and they eat breakfast with the entire family. Sally is the little girl waters the grass and flowers while Tommy feeds his dog. Children can see this and it can teach them to take care and to love family pets and responsibility. The father goes to work while the mother stays with the children by taking care of them and cleaning the house. The father and son mow the lawn while the mom goes to the grocery store. Children can relate to this book in some way.

  • Luisa Knight
    2019-03-17 13:44

    It's short and sweet. The Little family lives in a little house and each page shows what each member of the family does throughout the day.Ages: 1 - 3

  • Ting Zhang
    2019-02-22 11:00

    This book is appropriate for ages 4 to 6 in early childhood classrooms. The book “The little family” by Lois Lenski, it talks about Mr. and Mrs. Little and their two children and the two children named Sally and Tommy. They lived in a little house. It has doors and windows and a chimney on top. Sally and Tommy get up in the seven o’ clock in the morning. Mrs. Little helps Tommy put on his shoes and stockings. They have prunes and eatmeal. When Mrs. Little sweeps the floor, Sally helps her mother to hold the dust-pan and the brush. Tommy has a dog and Sally has a cat. They take good care of them. I like this book because the book provides beautiful illustrations and short paragraphs. This book talks that many times Tommy and Sally help their parents with household chores. This book encourages children that to help their parents with household chores. The children between the ages of four to six, they can learn responsibility and feel they’re a part of the family. They can take care of their little brothers or sisters, and they can help with many chores. For example, putting books on bookshelves correctly, emptying small trash; wiping low windowsills with a damp cloth etc. They feel like part of the family rather than the 'masters' of the family. When they begin to do chores, they will become kind and helpful because they learn how to help their family to do something they can do, and they will help their friends in the same way. Children have an enduring and pervasive sense of gratitude. They thank each other, their fathers, mothers, and siblings for little things we do for each other. It is healthy parenting behavior, teaching them not to do what they want to do, but that they need to do what they should do.

  • Liz Todd
    2019-03-12 06:42

    This book is SO OLD! It's like 80 years old! Tiny little book about the day of a family of 4. Interesting discussion with the kids that "back then" kids could ride in the front seat of the "automobile." :) 2 stars only because I don't see this book ever being revisited by our family, but it was enjoyable in such a different way.. cool.

  • Jill
    2019-02-22 10:50

    E LOVES his book. She loves that she can hold it in her little hands and calls it a "baby" book for that reason. Some of the subject matter is very dated, such as when Tommy rides in the front seat of the car with his Dad and Sally rides in the back with her Mom. Car seats? What are those??

  • Lobstergirl
    2019-03-20 09:39

    Families don't get any better than this one.

  • Stacy
    2019-03-02 11:02

    Shows a day in the life of The Little Family. This book was written in 1932 and it shows. Doing laundry on a washboard, a kid riding in the front seat of the car . . . times are a changin'!

  • Caedmon
    2019-02-26 06:54

    WORST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mckinley
    2019-03-23 06:35

    Old time-y illustrations although full of gender stereotypes.