Author: Susan Chodakiewitz
Illustrator: Veronica Walsh
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (February 11, 2009)
After a new family moves into the neighborhood, the nosey neighbors begin to gossip about the large amount of company that's arriving. They are not happy with all the commotion it's causing and finally hold a meeting, deciding to take their issue to the city's complaint department. But before they go ahead with their judgemental plans, the family offers them a tray of fresh apple strudel and invites them to join their family reunion.
This delightful book gives parents and teachers an opportunity to talk to children about friendliness, tolerance, and being good neighbors. It is well written and beautifully illustrated.