Now, I confess that I barely remember the story - but I DO remember that one thing I absolutely loved about that book was the cover.
Thanks to the miracle that is eBay, I nabbed a copy and every time I see the cover, I feel like I'm ten again.
I just love those little pink cottages and the flamingos and that family.
Now look at this nasty old cover. Eeeyew. What the heck are those kids doing, anyway? Wrestling alligators, I think. Why'd they have to go and ruin it for me....?