Travels with My Family

Travels with My Family Instead of dream vacations to Disney World and motels with swimming pools and water slides the parents in Travels with My Family insist on obscure destinations even if it means driving for hours to g

  • Title: Travels with My Family
  • Author: Marie-Louise Gay David Homel
  • ISBN: 9780888996886
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Instead of dream vacations to Disney World and motels with swimming pools and water slides, the parents in Travels with My Family insist on obscure destinations even if it means driving for hours to get to the middle of nowhere, countless back seat games of Twenty Questions that end badly, and reading aloud the How to Change a Tire chapter from the Owner s Manual To sInstead of dream vacations to Disney World and motels with swimming pools and water slides, the parents in Travels with My Family insist on obscure destinations even if it means driving for hours to get to the middle of nowhere, countless back seat games of Twenty Questions that end badly, and reading aloud the How to Change a Tire chapter from the Owner s Manual To say nothing of what happens when they arrive eating grasshoppers in Mexico, forgetting the tide schedule while collecting sand dollars off the coast of Georgia, and mistaking alligators for logs in the middle of Okefenokee Swamp Husband and wife team David Homel and Marie Louise Gay have combined their writing and illustrating talents with their own family memories to produce a very different kind of travelogue Travels with My Family is told from the point of view of a long suffering big brother who must fulfill many roles in this eccentric family keep little brother out of trouble humor artist Mom while she seeks out beauty and inspiration in the least likely places and discourage nearsighted, tone deaf Dad from pulling out the road map to search for yet another strange destination.

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    About "Marie-Louise Gay David Homel"

    1. Marie-Louise Gay David Homel

      Marie Louise Gay is the illustrator of many award winning children s books She is from Montreal, Canada.

    123 thoughts on “Travels with My Family”

    1. Marie-Louise Gay's and David Hamel's Travels with my Family was a recent and cost-effective three dollar impulse purchase at a local used book store (basically because the premise of a young boy, an older brother, relating the rather unorthodox vacation plans and destinations of his rather nonconformist family, seemed both interesting and possibly humorous). And yes, while many of the featured anecdotes are, indeed, both funny and at times hair-raisingly so (albeit a bit short on both descriptio [...]


    2. A fun book for a summer reading booklist! Kids will be able to identify with the crazy parents, the car boredom, and all of the joys of traveling together. It's the journey, not the destination, right? HA!


    3. It's pretty silly and good enough for Kayla to be busting her gut at the random thoughts the little boys have. Plus, she's learned quite a bit about the different places the family vacations to. I still love all the STELLA books that she has written more though. Those are cute!


    4. My least favorite of these Charlie and Max travel books although probably still highly enjoyable to kids. As an adult, the humor of children saving the day from parents that are irresponsible and unprepared is overdone but I'm sure kids will love that part! Where they chose to travel bothered me a bit too. How can you decide that the experience of the Grand Canyon or the Carlsbad Caverns can be replaced by other smaller sights? I know, I know, it's just fiction


    5. This is entertaining and - at times - laugh-out-loud funny, although I think much of the humor went over the head of my 5 year old. Despite that, he enjoyed it too. There are a few serious notes as well - such as the revolution in Mexico, and the wave in California - but overall, it's light-hearted fare that should appeal to most kids. The "our parents are not normal" tension is resolved somewhat at the end. Having lived most of my childhood in Roswell, NM, I liked that they spent a little time [...]


    6. I checked this out of the library, sounds promising. My 3rd grader wanted to read this story with me, and begged to hear the next chapter every day. It was a fun read and if you are reading out loud put some personality into it, this will make it very funny. The story is written like a travel log, where each chapter is a new vacation taken by the family. The titles are over the top considering that the trips themselves are rather "normal" situations. The titles are part of the humor of this book [...]


    7. This is a story about a family's unconventional vacations. My 6 year old really enjoyed this book. The trips the family takes are real places and the describe the food they eat and the different places they go. It was fun after each chapter to Google the places and the foods with my daughter. We plan on visiting some of the places and doing some of the activities. It was a fantastic read and promoted continued discussion.


    8. A fun read about a family's unconventional holidays. Getting caught in everything from a hurricane to a revolution in Mexico are part of life for two brothers. Disneyland and the Grand Canyon would be just too boring! B


    9. This was quite a good book. of a 3.5. Still, a nice little story and will certainly make its way on my future Summer Reading Lists!


    10. Fianlly, a family vacation travel book where the kids are not snarky with their parents or each other - I gave it an extra star just for that!


    11. Reminds me of my young travels with my family, I may actually have been on some of these trips--only with more kids and more car trouble.Another good book talk SRP book.



    12. Great travel stories for kids, written from a kid's perspective. Each chapter is a different journey. You can travel without leaving home. Cool!




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