Full House brings us into the guest house or boarding house of Miss Bloom and she has six rooms in her house. Each guest (entirely different in personality which adds to the adventure) occupies one room = one/sixth = 1/6. So when the second guest arrives, he is in room two and 2/6 of the house is occupied.
The text is my favorite style for capturing tickle-bone-funny interest of kids: rhyme. And the vocabulary used will expand word understanding for the young child as words uncommon in young children's books are used.
Then into the kitchen Miss Bloom went to make
a scrumptious dinner for all to partake.
There were chicken and peas, potatoes au gratin,
but the very best part --
Miss Bloom had forgotten!
Toward the end of the book, the guests have found the "very best part" that Miss Bloom had forgotten and they have divided it into "fractions" for one each or 5/6 leaving the last part for Miss Bloom who was number six.
Brightly illustrated by Abby Carter, the facial expressions and cheerful mood of the watercolors will win over parent, teacher, and child. I highly recommend this as another way to entertain as you teach your child.
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DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of Full House was provided in exchange for my honest review by the publisher, Candlewick Press, on behalf of the author without obligation for a favorable review. Opinions expressed are solely my own.