Week Eight of My #SummerofVintageKidLit – Happy Little Family!
Last week we read Dancing Shoes, and you can read my quick recap in the comments of this post 🙂
This week, we’re reading Rebecca Caudill’s “Happy Little Family,” the charming story of four-year-old Bonnie, who is the youngest of five siblings and longs to have the adventures and advantages her older brother and sisters do. I’m not sure if it ever says when the story is supposed to take place, but I’m fairly sure it’s supposed to be the early 1900s or a bit earlier. I am looking forward to rereading this childhood favorite!
Here’s a summary about this book from Goodreads:
It is a good thing that mothers understand what no one else seems to when you are the youngest child in the family, and are finally four years old. Bonnie is more than ready to join her older sisters and brother in the many adventures she sees come their way, whether it be sliding along the ice, searching for arrowheads, or going on that journey of all journeys: across the swinging bridge to school. Winter or summer, something is always happening in the Fairchild house, tucked amidst the pine trees of the Kentucky hills one hundred years ago or more. And, four years old or not, Bonnie usually manages to be in the middle of the action!