About the Book
Ian always follows the rules. His sister, Jenny, breaks them all the time-especially "Don't pinch." So Ian is thrilled when the house where his family is vacationing posts a tidy list of rules. But when Jenny breaks them all, the house itself decides it's time for payback. The rug, the stove, and the bathtub are hungry for rulebreaker soup, and they've found the perfect ingredient: Jenny!
Now Ian is faced with a thorny question: What if saving your sister means breaking the rules?
From the New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Matthew Myers comes a hilarious tale of sibling rivalry, moral complexity, and disgruntled monsters, perfect for sharing with your own favorite rulebreakers.
My Take on the Book
Brothers and sisters in a family often tease each other, but they can become best friends too. In this creative and funny story, Ian , the younger brother, always follows the rules for wherever he is. His sister , Jenny, usually does the opposite.
During a vacation, both children learn the importance of following the rules (at least most of the time). Ian proves that following rules will keep you safe.
Ian had to be clever when his sister was going to become "soup" for animate objects in the vacation home. He was brave and showed his sister he cared enough for her to defend her. The two children worked together to get rid of the "house monsters".
The illustrations by Matt Myers were so appropriate for the text. He showed the reader the feelings of not only our two main characters but also the "house monsters".