Sunday, June 21, 2015

All-of-a-Kind Family

ŒŽAll of a Kind Family  *****
by Sydney Taylor

     What a sweet story of a family of five little Jewish girls living in the lower East side of New York City at the turn of the twentieth century. This isn't an action book, but it plods along with the daily troubles and joys of little girls. Someone loses a library book...the girls visit their dad at work...scarlet fever comes...decisions on how to spend a penny are made...the oldest has a crush...and you'll have to read to find out what else!
     We are a family of five girls so our girls thought this was just too fun! It's amazing because our lives are in so many ways so different from these girls. We have so many possessions for one. It was hard for our girls to imagine not owning a single book. The story also does a wonderful job of showing the different Jewish celebrations throughout the year along with the daily life of the people in that place at that time.
     I gave the book 4/5 stars just because it was a bit slow for my husband. A five start family book is one that we can all thoroughly enjoy together.