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Ribble, M.A. (1940). The Five Sisters: A Study in Child Psychology: By William E. Blatz. (William Morrow & Co., New York, 1938. Pp. 209. Price $2.50.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 21:109-110.
    

(1940). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 21:109-110

The Five Sisters: A Study in Child Psychology: By William E. Blatz. (William Morrow & Co., New York, 1938. Pp. 209. Price $2.50.)

Review by:
Margarethe A. Ribble

This little book contains an interesting account of the life history of the Dionne Quintuplets but fails to supply the data and interpretation which the scientific psychologist eagerly seeks. It is fully illustrated with excellent photographs taken at various ages and in revealing situations. Nineteen charts and tables give information on physical variations such as identification marks, illnesses, motor development and mental and social progress, but we look in vain for information which might account for the differences developed by the members of this unparalleled group.

The daily routine of these children is modelled after the better type of nursery school with a great deal of planned play activity. Spontaneous play is provided for only in brief intervals and is evaluated more as an aid to motor co-ordination than as the expression of the instinctual problems of the child and as one of the best clues to his mental development. The philosophy expressed in this connection by the author is that the busy child is the happy child.

There

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