Saturday, June 9, 2012

Children's Book Review: How To Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps

How to Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps

How To Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps
Written by:  Jennifer LaRue Huget
Illustrated by:  Edward Koren
Published by: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2010

Got a messy room? No problem!

This simple, laugh-out-loud picture-book guide to cleaning your room is sure to make picking up a snap. Here is the first rule: Always wait until your mother hollers, "GET UP THERE AND CLEAN YOUR ROOM—NOW!" using all three of your names. Once she does, you'd better get moving. From dumping out drawers and dividing stuff into piles to arranging all eight zillion of your stuffed animals, here's the kind of advice on room tidying that everyone can relate to.
 With funny, direct text by Jennifer LaRue Huget and amazing illustrations by New Yorker artist Edward Koren, this book is sure to appeal to messy kids everywhere.
* I've mentioned numerous times now my attempt at bibliotherapy to help my kids learn to keep their rooms clean.  This is another book that I have found on the subject.   Based on the title, it seems like it will be a very informative book for helping the kids clean their room.....think again!  The girl who is "teaching" us first begins by totally messing up her clean room!  Unfortunately, some of the scenarios in this book were a little too familiar, like shoving as much stuff as you can in the closet and when I ask the kids to get rid of some of their stuffed animal collection, they claim that all of the animals are their favorites! While this book is humorous, I fear that it's going to give the kids some bad ideas!  
Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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