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WHAT’S THE STRANGEST HOTEL ROOM YOU’VE EVER STAYED IN? WHATEVER IT IS, THE WILSON FAMILY CAN TOP IT. BECAUSE FOR THREE DAYS, THEY LIVE IN AN ELEVATOR. For the Wilson family, only the best will do! So when they arrive at the San Francisco Hotel and discover that there are no available rooms, they decide to stay in the place that suits them best of all: a room that has its uWHAT’S THE STRANGEST HOTEL ROOM YOU’VE EVER STAYED IN? WHATEVER IT IS, THE WILSON FAMILY CAN TOP IT. BECAUSE FOR THREE DAYS, THEY LIVE IN AN ELEVATOR. For the Wilson family, only the best will do! So when they arrive at the San Francisco Hotel and discover that there are no available rooms, they decide to stay in the place that suits them best of all: a room that has its ups . . . and its downs—a room called Otis, the hotel elevator.   Staying in the elevator is absolutely “fantabulous!” After all, where else would Mr. Walter Wilson, Mrs. Winona Wilson, 10-year-old Winslow Wilson, and his twin sister, Whitney Wilson get to meet: ·         A weary traveling salesman of kids' fads ·         A British rock group with a funny name ·         A lovesick bellhop ·         A society lady and her pampered poodle ·         And a slew of other surprising visitors!   For fans of middle-grade giants like Andrew Clements, Jerry Spinelli, Louis Sachar, and Judy Blume, The Elevator Family is a funny and heartwarming story about an eccentric family who’ll be remembered long after they check out of Otis. Drop in on them for an elevator ride filled with adventure and zany humor!...

Title : The Elevator Family
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ISBN : 9780440416500
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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The Elevator Family Reviews

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-04-14 04:03

    This book has numerous intriguing characters and its unique originality really makes it stand out as a cut above the rest as far as middle-grade fiction goes.

  • Pandora
    2019-04-10 02:06

    Plot: A family unable to find a room in a hotel check into the elevator beliveing it is a room.Review: I had trouble with this book. At frist I thought I was reading a British import but, then discovred that the author is from California. Which explained why the silliness wasn't working for me. YOU'RE A BAD MAN MR. GUM this is not. I also thought the book was a young reader but, discovered it is rated as 5.6 reading level. This makes the book without an audience with too silly a plot for older readers and too high a vocubluary for younger readers. For example some of the words used are: Petit, chronicle, ringamarole, frazzled, fantablous, and slivers.As for the plot I had trouble understanding how a family could not understand what an elevator. I also had trouble understanding why everyone want along with this idea especially the cranky manger of the hotel. At least with THE STUPIDS by Harry Allard you understand that the family is stupid. Most other books with crazy plots, like CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, has such a zany tone that you can go with it. With this book the tone doesn't support the plot.Kids may be more forgiving of this book shortcomings. As for me I have trouble seeing how this book could work except as a read aloud for parents of third graders.Quotes:"On the twentieth floor, Tom and Tia Twiddle, two torists from Texas, entered Otis toting trunks.""The light bathed the entire room in a soft golden glow.""Top of the morning, gentleman."

  • Xiao Wen
    2019-04-19 04:15

    This book is kind of funny to me, but I do not like it that much, and I do not know the reason why neither. The only thing that I like about this book is the good relationships between people and the good socialization between people. The evidence of showing good relationship is no matter where the family is and what condition are surrounding them, they can still keep their happy mood. This shows the significance of a UNITED family, because if the family is not united, all the members will be complaining when they need to stay in the elevator.

  • Thomas
    2019-04-08 04:15

    My daughter asked me to read this, and I'm glad it was short. Outside of the positive messages, the book was rather dry. Simplistic, but I suppose it has more to offer to young children. I just think there are many better books within this novellette's age range.

  • Angel
    2019-04-10 06:07

    Read this book around many years ago and LOVED it.

  • Cathy Hall
    2019-04-11 03:07

    I thought this was a cute story and a funny premise, what with a family parking themselves in an elevator. But the story itself wasn't as good as the set-up. Still, it's an entertaining read.

  • ♥Mrs.Ally Cullen♥
    2019-04-08 06:11

    This book was ok, i liked how ignorant the family was to live in an elevator. ;-)

  • Jentry
    2019-03-28 04:14

    This one is silly and fun. I read it after a boy at the library told me he loved it so much that he made a model of the elevator for his room. Axel and I read it to each other on a vacation and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. :)

  • Cara's Craftastic Creations
    2019-04-13 02:52


  • Coolcat
    2019-04-19 03:51

    It was ok.

  • Melissa Giraldo
    2019-03-27 10:16

    Imagine going on vacation with your family, being told your hotel is full, but finding the first room you step into is empty. It also happens to be the elevator. This book is about the Wilson family who comes into a hotel and can only find the elevator the only empty room left in the hotel. The family begins to make home the moment it enters. And are always surprised as to what floor they will go to next without touching a single button. They meet a wide range of people who they welcome into their home and offer them food and entertainment.Without going too much into the story. I personally loved the story. I thought it was very cute and different compared to other books elementary students can be reading. I think this book would work best as a read aloud and then possibly use it for a writing prompt of some kind. It is completely silly, so check your serious side at the front cover.

  • Emily M
    2019-04-02 02:12

    Number of pages~ 98 Genre~ realistic fiction/fiction Author~ Douglas EvansTitle~ Elevator Family Imagine going on vacation with your family, being told your hotel is full, the first room you step into is perfect and ideal for their little family, who loves to be with each other. They are used to living in tiny spaces so this room is ideal for them. It has buttons that bring them up and down, and pictures on the wall. But what the family doesn’t get is that they are living in an elevator! They end up meeting new people who think they are the strangest people ever. I thought this book was super cute! It was corky, but funny at the same time. I loved how you could feel everybody’s emotions throughout the book, and how one family can make the best out of the worst situations. I gave this book a 2 star rating because I feel the author could have gone into more detail, with the plot and with the characters. I diffidently enjoyed all the crazy ‘’W’’ names.

  • Shiana
    2019-04-20 03:59

    I thought that this book was interesting to read because there is a huge family living in one elevator which is weird for a family and I was really wondering about how all of them fit in the elevator and because of how there were 6 people in the elevator. Also how I thought about how the family was greeting a lot of people and how they all talked so nicely to the people that came inside the elevator and how it looked like they worked there.The book made me imagine of how the book looked like and how the movie would be like. I think this book was a good book to read because it made me think like it was a interesting book and a weird book too. My favorite part about the book is how they came up with the idea of living in the elevator.

  • Vivian
    2019-04-13 08:12

    Imagine going on vacation with your family, being told your hotel is full, but finding the first room you step into is empty and ideal. It also happens to be the elevator.And so begins this hilarious and quirky story about what can happen to a family that makes the best of even the worst situations. It is completely silly, so check your serious side at the front cover.Reading level 4.0, A.R. points 1.0, recommended for 7 - 9 year olds to read independently, can read aloud to ages 4 and up.

  • Deborah D.
    2019-04-18 08:50

    A very easy read for an adult. I am not sure it even took me 45 minutes, but for a younger reader it would take longer. It is a chapter book and I know my nephew in 2nd grade (but he is slightly higher reading level) would have fun reading this with someone or on his own.This was suggested to me by a 7th grader who is quite a reader and has a wicked sense of humor.Glimpses of messages about community, family, patience, life-balance are all present.

  • Meagan
    2019-04-08 08:10

    This is the story of a quirky little family that goes to check into a hotel, and it is full. Not realizing that the elevator is not actually a room, and therefore, it is strange to make a home there, they move right in! They stay for a week in their little moving room named "Otis", and encounter many interesting people as they pop in for a visit between floors. It is a pretty silly book, but my students really enjoyed it.

  • Tatra
    2019-04-14 04:16

    August 25, 2014I read this book out loud to my nephew. He's finally old enough to appreciate MG books. I wasn't expecting us to read it all through one day, but he liked it and didn't want me to stop reading. Glad that my nephew enjoyed one of my favorite books.December 28, 2011As close to a crack novel as one gets. <3

  • Rosaleen Leclair
    2019-04-03 04:03

    I loved this book!! I thought it was really funny!!! I loved how the author really explained the emotion of the charters!! I hope you enjoy this book!!!! They really explain what everything looks like, and they explain how everyone looks like. This book was very funny and creative. I hope you like it!

  • Christine
    2019-04-20 04:49

    A fun, easy book to read with a kids about a family who takes up residence in an Otis elevator when their hotel in SF is full. Lots of ups and downs. They meet lots of people and even solve a crime.

  • Amanda
    2019-04-21 04:10

    This book was hilarious. I really think kids will like this book. It was kinda funny and to think that a family would stay in an elevator is so ridiculous that it is funny! I thought this book was cool, and most kids would like it I would never reread it, but families should read it.

  • KWinks
    2019-04-07 02:51

    This one is perfect for kids who are just starting with chapter books, and kids who like the Dollhouse People books as well as classics like The Borrowers. The writing is simple, and this requires a great deal of willing suspension of disbelief. It is a sweet, simple, short book.

  • Jeremiah
    2019-04-13 06:18

    I am 8 years old and have quite a few books. This book was funny and then became very exciting at the end. There is action and mystery at the end of the book. There are not many pages and I read it in just a few days.

  • Josey
    2019-04-01 03:13

    This book is, mainly, about a family that moves to SanDiago... they check into a hotel and find a house... well i wouldnt really call it a house...? But they live there? It's not in a hotel room either.

  • Abbey
    2019-03-28 05:17

    this book was a really good book.It was about a family that went on vacation and they got in the elevator and that was there room for the night. People came into the elevator and ate dinner with them. The last day they packed up there stuff and said goodbye.

  • Neil
    2019-04-02 10:01

    - silly, short novel about a family who go on a holiday and stay in an elevator- my seven year old daughter liked it but I thought it was poorly written and simplistic- not very funny, too predictable,and no depth- reading level: gr. 3- interest level: gr. 1-3

  • Tara
    2019-04-09 04:09

    Fun read! My daughter and I both had fun with this one. It was easy for her to read to me, and it was enjoyable for me to read to her. The story of a family that couldn't find a room in the hotel, so they stay in the elevator.

  • Nevada Libert
    2019-04-07 04:52

    cute story.

  • Allison
    2019-04-22 05:09

    This book was so cute! It was tall and skinny, shaped like an elevator! The story itself was so cute. It was funny and wacky and very creative. You should check it out!

  • Kay Kay
    2019-04-11 07:54

    This one was simple but cute.

  • Cecilia DeMeo
    2019-04-14 08:53

    Cute story for elementary-age children. Contains lots of play-on-words.