Creaky Old House by Linda Ashman and Michael Chesworth

Our old house had a disease, the remodeling disease.

For details please refer to: The Disease Part I , II  and III as well as More Roofing! 

We set out to fix a stairwell wall and we did.

…and then we had to fix a lot of other walls, and wiring, and insulation, and stairs, and the roof…

The disease hadn’t even finished running it’s course when we moved out and the DOT knocked the whole thing down.

For a very sad picture please refer to: Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story

With that said,  no one should be surprised that this book followed us home from the library:

Would I recommend it? If you’ve ever had an old house with a touch (or a full blown case) of the remodeling disease this one’s for you!

Oh, the kids?

They liked it too!

Probably something to do with the great rhyming verse, detailed illustrations and the fact that there are labeled pictures of all the characters in the front.

My girls love any book with pictures of all the people…cat sitting on book

…the cat however has no appreciation for a good picture book when she thinks it’s dinner time.




4 comments on “Creaky Old House by Linda Ashman and Michael Chesworth

  1. Becky says:

    sounds like my house…I think I’ll need to check this book out! 🙂

  2. Eli Pacheco says:

    Kids love books they can associate with! Cats are snobby and want to read poetry and stew over the meaning. Or scarf down tuna Friskies, either/or.

    • Jessie says:

      While I know my cats love the tuna Friskies… or cheese.. or bread… or Cheerios… or anything the kids drop on the floor I haven’t seen them getting into the poetry yet. Perhaps if I leave a good solid poetry book out it would distract them from stealing the food off the youngest’s dinner plate when I’m not looking!?!

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