Cheaper by the Dozen

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 7n/a6.061162

No growing pains have ever been more hilarious than those suffered loudly by the riotous Gilbreth clan. First there are a dozen red-haired, freckle-faced kids to contend with. Then there's Dad, a famous efficiency expert who believes a family can be run just like a factory. Finally there's Mother, his partner in everything except discipline. How they all survive such escapades as forgetting Frank Jr. in a roadside restaurant or going on a first date with Dad in the backseat or having their tonsils removed en masse will keep you in stitches. You can be sure they're not only cheaper, they're funnier by the dozen.

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on March 29, 2005 by Harper
ISBN-10: 0060763132
ISBN-13: 9780060763138
5 Book Reviews
  • nac
    nacover 1 year55 starsFeatured
    Do kids really come cheaper by the dozen? Yes and No. This book is hilarious. The Gilbreth family is a large one indeed, and cutting costs is next to impossible. But this family runs efficiently. And hilariously. As the Gilbreth family pulls together, they go through all sorts of hilarious experiences and events that keep you laughing throughout the whole book. This was a really great read.
    • arn03
      arn03over 5 years44 stars
      I am reading this book in school with my teacher and it is soo funny The stories are so interesting and I love characters every person should read this book
      • inventor60
        inventor60over 5 years
        This book was spectacular
        • athleticamazin
          athleticamazinover 7 years55 stars
          Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey is such an amazing book! I loved it! **Spoiler Alert** it is really sad though when the dad dies at the end because he was such a funny and sweet character!
          • athleticamazin
            athleticamazinover 7 years55 stars
            Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey is such an amazing book! I loved it! **Spoiler Alert** it is really sad though when the dad dies at the end because he was such a funny and sweet character!