When the school holidays rolled around my cousins and my brother and I would sleep at Nanny's house (a whole three doors up the road for us) and I remember reading this book over and over again. The topic- a little girl who becomes boss of her house for a week and makes up all sorts of rules that apply to everyone but her- is quite thrilling when you're a kid. Nanny sent the book to us here in Japan (perk of having the only great-grandkids!) and Meg and Amy think it is just wickedly fun and are just as thrilled by the naughtiness as I remember being. One of the rules the little girl makes is everyone must wear their boots in the house- which is even more thrilling in Japan where of course no shoes at all are worn in the house!
Being quite taken by the idea of being boss of the house Meg decided to try it out:
Unfortunately it didn't have the effect she wanted when it came to mummy making cake for brekky and Daddy carrying her everywhere and everyone cleaning her desk while she watched tv etc etc. Ten points for trying though, honey!