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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 1998
Great book! I would give it more stars if I could. I love Ann Martin. I've read it so many times! I love the way you look at it from everybody's point of view and it has a great ending!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2007
This book is AWESOME!! I love it so much, and that's why I am getting the sequal, Eleven kids, One summer, out from the library. I really reccomend this book. It's great for all ages and it's a wonderful book about a family with 10 kids. The family moves from the city to the country, and ALL the kids want a pet. Just 1 little pet! But their mom says: "10 kids is enough." The book is about what all the kids go through. Through tradgety and humor, happiness and mourning. This book is both engaging and suspensful!!!

Hannah Fein, age 8
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 1999
In this funny story Abigail, Bainbridge, Candy, Dagwood, Eberhard, Faustine, Gardenia, Hannah, Ira, and Janthina share their view about life and everything possible. From wanting a pet to wanting to be an only child. Full of humor and fun this book is great for ages 8-12. Also, part of a set. A second book is Eleven Kids, One Summer.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2007
I first read this book when I was 8 and I loved it! Ten years later I'm still loving it! When I was little, I would read it all the time because I loved the secret room, and all the kids with silly names! I think this is a great book for any age, and it never gets old!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon November 30, 2006
The Rosso family includes 10 kids, but no pets...because, their mother says, that many kids is enough for any household. Despite her stubbornness, the Rosso kids are just as stubborn, and determined to get a pet of their own.

Each chapter is told from the POV of a different Rosso kid, from 14-year-old Abbie to six-year-old Jan. For those who grew up familiar with Martin's Baby-Sitters Club series, the happy, noisy Rosso clan is a bit reminiscent of the eight-child Pike family...

Overall, a light, but enjoyable read.
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on March 4, 1997
What would it be like to have 9 brothers and sisters? Let the Rosso kids tell you. When Abbie, Bainbridge, Calandra, Dagwood, Eberhard, Faustine, Gardinia, Hannah, Ira, Janthina, and their parents move from New York City to a farm in New Jersey, their lives are turned upside down. Each of the kids has their own chapter in which they share their personal feelings about school, friends, and (of course) family. While all of the siblings are different, they all share one thought in common: With all of these kids around, why can't they just have one little pet
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on April 3, 2000
I loved Ten Kids, No Pets. I read it in the middle of 1999, and I still remember some of my favorite sentences. The ten Rosso kids have a very strict rule: NO PETS! "Ten Kids is enough" say their parents. All the Rosso kids try to hide pets, and all the kids even try to save their turkey at thanksgiving! I rate this 5 stars because it is a funny, happy aventure story about ten kids who have no pets but really,really want ONE LITTLE PET.
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on April 27, 2014
First of all, I don't give a crap about pets. I never wanted pets. I don't relate to wanting animals. And though my family pretty much always had dogs and other critters, it was everybody else who wanted them, and I was sometimes roped into taking care of them even though I didn't want them. So when I saw this book about a family with TEN kids who desperately want a pet--but are always told no because "ten kids is enough"--I didn't relate to that at all, yet wanted to read about the family dynamics in such a crew. I wasn't disappointed.

I was obsessed with naming trends, so finding a book in which the ten kids were named according to a strict system--out of a specific baby-name book--was really intriguing. The first child was named the first name in the A's. The second child was named the second name in the B's. Et cetera. And when we met them, they managed to not be complete caricatures despite the book having so little time to focus on each child. The chapters kept switching and head-hopping between the siblings as they lived their ordinary life, had their secret passage adventures, and sometimes conspired to make their parents let them have a pet. Eventually, though, the parents had to give in because "ten kids is enough" was their excuse, which no longer held upon finding out there was going to be an eleventh. The kids use the same baby-name book to name their dog and cat.
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on September 23, 2013
This book is an awesome book.

The author keep me entertained the whole time.
The book was a fun easy read.
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on July 4, 2013
Loved the book. I'm glad I read the book. It was the best book I've read this week. Read this book you'll love it.
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