This is the cutest book on keeping house. The Gruesomes are a family of ogres and they find a new house, but of course it is too clean they like a dirty, smelly house. So they dirty it up then two children find what they believe to be an empty house and decide it needs cleaned up. They are scared by finding the ogre family and claim the house is haunted. There is also a page of activities that can be done along with the reading of this book. Teaching your children about keeping their space clean and neat would be a good addition to this book. It is a very cute fun book.
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." -C.S. Lewis