Belles on Their Toes | Criticism

Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
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["Belles On Their Toes" is] replete with laughs. At least one memorable chapter compelled this reviewer to take time off to mop streaming eyes and ease an aching diaphragm.

Genial, rollicking humor is a tonic to be welcomed at any time. In a period of general tension and insecurity, "Belles On Their Toes" offers special refreshment. For underlying all its high comedy lies the moving story of one family's brave, united stand against adversity.

Lillian Gilbreth's game determination to support eleven children single-handed, and to fulfill her husband's vow to send every last one to college, transcends what might otherwise be no more than an entertaining collection of farcical incidents…. "Esprit de corps," the authors state, coupled with an unfailing sense of humor which seems to have been a natural Gilbreth trait, proved an invincible armor against trouble.

Constance Buil Burnett, "Mother of the Dozen," in The Christian...

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