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Belles on Their Toes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2008

    Belles on Their Toes

    I am sure that at one point or another we have all read at least one comical and entertaining book. Well, Belles On Their Toes is a very hilarious book. It is about the Gilbreths, a very large family with twelve kids. It tells how they manage after their father died and how they took care of the money and other affairs. For instance they have a stingy sister in charge of the money so that they have to even fill out forms to get their allowance, and a hired man in charge of cooking the food who has never followed a recipe in his life. The family goes through one silly moment after another, from mass pandemonium around the house to a new nose for their mother. The book was written by two of the older Gilbreth children. It is a very good book<BR/><BR/> One way that it is a good book is because it is about a very close and proud family. Their mother doesn¿t want to have to accept help from other people unless she has to. So she keeps on working on what her husband did, studying motion to figure out how to reduce the amount of motion for anything people do, to enable them to become extremely efficient. The children try and behave themselves properly and not bother their mother when she is busy. However Tom, the hired man, he does not do that so well. He always has something new and wonderful to show Mrs. Gilbreth and he bothers her a lot. Also his language, while not it is not the worst language in the world, is not the best. Tom is always ready to help with pretty much anything as long as one does not sit on his table. There is never a dull moment in the family. They are always busy working and finding ways to be more efficient. Also they are pretty imaginative when it comes to ways of saving money. They defend themselves from stories their mother has told about them during lectures at school. The authors do a good job of telling the stories, of making people wish that they were a part of that family. They make people feel like they are there watching it happen. <BR/><BR/> So in my opinion this book is definitely worth reading. It is good for all ages young and old and they will certainly enjoy it. It is a good book

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  • Posted December 10, 2008

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    From my grandmother's bookshelf.

    I read this book off of my grandmother's bookshelf. I was bored and the cover was interesting. Unfortunately, I read it before I read Cheaper by the Dozen. Fortunately, it was so fun to read, I immediately went and bought CBTD! That was twenty-one years ago. I have read both books at least ten times since. The family values are awesome. Everyone is likeable, but real- they have flaws! (Since it's based on a real family, this makes sense!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2003

    The story continues!

    A great book that is sure to bring you to tears.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2002

    The Gilbreth's Grow Up

    Once again this is simply a tale of a family. Sentimental and charming. It's not supposed to be earth-shattering. But both books provide lessions on family life.

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    Posted September 21, 2009

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