We Were Tired of Living In A House

by Liesel Moak Skorpen

Other authorsDoris Burn (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1969



Call number




Coward-McCann/Weekly Reader (1969)


Four children, a cat, and a dog move to a tree, a raft, a cave, and finally the seashore, enjoying each new dwelling until they discover its drawbacks.

User reviews

LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
In this book a troop of children tired of living in a house go through four wonderful forts that all fall apart on them before finally returning home with a treasure from each one. I love all the forts they make!
LibraryThing member syntaxerric
A group of children decide that they are tired of living in a house so they pack up their stuff and go into the woods and try living in a bunch of different places like a cave, in a tree, on a raft, etc but eventually they decide to go back home and live there.

Ages: 3-6

Source: Pierce College Library
LibraryThing member jessica_5906
The kids didn't want to live in the house anymore, so they packed their things, and went to go live in the tree they liked. But then they didn't like the tree anymore so they packed their things again and moved.

Age: 3-5

Source: Pierce College ECE
LibraryThing member Katrinaalyn
Children want to live in their favorite tree instead of their house. They move out, expecting to like it better but they end up returning home again.
Pierce College Library
LibraryThing member MarandaJC
This book is about some siblings who decided one day that they were tired of living in their house. So they went on an adventure to go build a tree house and find a bears in a cave.
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
ordered from white pine but they probably won't share
LibraryThing member sandratt
This story is about siblings that decided to live outside their home and explore different places.
This book is great to use as a questioning tool because it makes students think about the events that are happening in the story and make them think of what would happen next.
Grades: P-2
Library ECE


Page: 0.2672 seconds