Mrs. Murphy's Marvelous Mansion
“Mrs. Murphy’s Marvelous Mansion” is a marvelous book. The story is lively and the illustrations are delightful. The message behind this book is timely. We should look inside a person and not judge their exterior
“The Finest Neighborhood Contest” causes quite a stir in this perfect neighborhood. Perfect except for one house. Mrs. Murphy’s home isn’t perfect and doesn’t fit in with the neighbor’s idea. When the neighbors confront Mrs. Murphy she invites them for lunch and they tour her home. What a marvelous home it is. Bright and cheerful with plants and trees and bright colors everywhere. The neighbors agree their neighborhood is perfect in every aspect.
“It is a very fine day indeed,” mused Mrs. Murphy, “when we learn that beauty on the inside matters more than beauty on the outside.” If we could all learn that lesson.
What an adorable book. I highly recommend it for children up to ages 9. Older children may find it too simplistic. Children will be fascinated with the illustrations and the message is a beautiful one.