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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Elevator Family by Douglas Evans

It’s silly enough to possible turn-off a tween. But the whimsical silliness is part of the charm of this book.

The Wilson family checks into a hotel and goofily mistakes the elevator for their new hotel room. They take up residence and enjoy the ambience in Otis, as they name their new, temporary abode.

Naturally enough, they receive plenty of visitors who react in varied ways to these eccentrics. Some become their friends, and there is a solid good message of helping your neighbor that comes through in the various vignettes that play out over the course of their stay. In the end, they even manage to foil a kidnapping attempt much to the relief of the bored little girl whom they saved.

As all good adventures must come to an end, the Wilson family moves on… perhaps to a toll booth?



elm September 1, 2010 at 8:41 AM  

This cracks me up! I will search for this one at the library and sneak it into the library basket and see what happens when my readers find it! I will wait and listen for the giggles!! :)

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