Monday, November 2, 2009


My review:
This is the cutest book about family. A family moves into a neighborhood where they don't like kids and big families. El Camino Street was a quiet street. The neighborhood is quiet and clean for the most part the people stay to themselves. Then a new family moves into the neighborhood. There was a dad, mom, three kids and a goldfish until the day that visitors visited the new family. The neighbors decide something must be done because there are just Too Many Visitors for one Little House. Will the neighborhood ever be the same? I guess you'll have to go get a book and read it with your child and decide for yourself if a house can have too many visitors. The pictures in the book are absolutely wonderful, big, bright, and bold in color.
You may visit to:
* Order a copy of the book
* Visit the family and neighbors on El Camino Street
* Enter name the dog contest
* Get Nanny's strudel recipe and more.....

Susan Chodakiewitz is a writer, composer and producer. She is the founder of Booksicals Children’s Books- Encouraging the love of reading through the arts. Through her company Booksicals she has created the Booksicals on Stage literacy program which is currently presenting musical performances of the picture book Too Many Visitors for One Little House at schools, libraries, and special events.

Susan lives in Los Angeles in a lively household filled with music, three sons, a husband, a Dalmatian and lots of visitors. Susan loves picture books and when she wrote a musical based on one of her favorites, she realized it was time to start writing her own picture books. Too Many Visitors for One Little House is Susan’s debut book. You can visit her website at Thumbs up on book one for Mrs. Chodakiewitz.

The neighbors of El Camino Street did not like pets. They did not like kids. They did not like people with big families. They never had any guests and spent their day cleaning their houses, tending their gardens, and snoozing on their porches.

When the new family on the block moved in — a mom, a dad, three kids, and a fish—the neighbors kept an eye out for trouble. Yet life remained as usual...until the day the visitors arrived.

I have a copy of the book to giveaway. Leave a comment telling me if you like to entertain guests and what is your favorite food item to serve when entertaining? Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner. I will draw a winner for this book on Nov. 14th. Please US residents only.

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Goes to Charity

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susan chodakiewitz said...

So glad you enjoyed Too Many Visitors for One Little House! I really enjoyed working with Veronica Walsh, the illustrator, on this project. Veronica totally captured the joy I was hoping to portray in the family. The household from the book is truly a lot like my own. Especially the family music jam sessions. My sons play guitar, piano, accordion and drums, my husband plays the violin, I sing and play the piano and when my dad comes from Florida with his sax and clarinet we really jam up a storm. Thanks so much for reviewing the book!
Best regards,
Susan Chodakiewitz
Author, Too Many Visitors for One Little House

Anita Yancey said...

No,I do not like entertaining guests. But when I do, I serve spaghetti. It is easy to make, and everyone seems to like it. I would enjoy reading this book. Please enter me. Thanks!


Anita Yancey said...

I am already a subscriber!


Charity said...

I love to entertain guests and I love to cook!! I like making easy meals and hard ones. My favorite is probably Baked Ziti. Please enter me and thanks!!

Charity said...

I am a follower.

Charity said...

I am also a subscriber:)

Anonymous said...

I like to entertain but not too many at one time. Probably my favorite meal is pasta with meat in it and garlic bread. Please enter me. Lori
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Charity said...

I also came from the Treasure Box site.