Reviewed by Brittany B. (age 8) and Cari G. (age 8)
Our favorite part is when everyone is sleeping and some people are falling off the bed and using up all of the blankets. This story reminds us of when we are having fun. We like the book because it is a Caldecott Honor, it has great details, and it is based on a true story. When we read this book we laugh hysterically. This book makes us wonder if Cynthia Rylant's relatives really look like the characters in the book. The big idea of this story is to have fun while spending time with your families. We like The Relatives Came because we like stories about families that spend time together. We think this book has good descriptions and good illustrations. The illustrator uses so many unusual colors. The illustrations make the story look real and make the story fun to read. This book is really great for you.
We recommend The Relatives Came to people who like to laugh because the story and illustrations are funny. Young children will enjoy this book if it is read aloud to them. If you like true stories, you will like this book.