The Relatives Came – by Cynthia Rylant (1985)

The Relatives Came

It’s summertime, and that means it’s time to be visited by the relatives! Aunts, uncles, cousins, and piles of suitcases arrive. Every foot of the house is filled with people, but no one seems to mind the overcrowding. After a few weeks, the relatives and their belongings are stuffed into their car again, and off they go. The house now seems too quiet and empty.

For me, this book brought back memories of long road trips to relatives’ homes (although we never stayed for weeks). The illustrations in the book exude the joy and craziness of family gatherings. This is a great book to read aloud to the whole family, as it is certain to bring out many of your own “I remember-when” stories.


Author: alwaysreading1

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