Cheaper by the Dozen Short Essay - Answer Key

Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
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1. What key elements of the book were introduced in the Preface of "Cheaper by the Dozen"?

In the Preface of the book, Ernestine Carey Gilbreth introduced her parents, their love for children, and how different they were from one another. She introduced family life and the interactions between different generations of the family.

2. In the Preface of the book, what did Ernestine Carey Gilbreth share about the popularity of "Cheaper by the Dozen"?

In the Preface of the book, Ernestine Carey Gilbreth shared that the book has captured hearts around the world. The book was so immensely popular, there was a follow-up book about the family called "Belles on Their Toes." There is an active website about the Gilbreth family, and book sales remain strong.

3. Describe Frank Gilbreth, Sr.

He was a large man who was very self-assured and successful in business. Although he was a strict taskmaster, this was tempered by his good sense of humor and generosity.

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