Ian thinks rules are meant to be followed, but his sister Jenny thinks they are meant to be broken. When Dad takes them to a vacation house, Ian marvels at the list of rules framed on the wall and is quick to point out that Jenny is not following them. She gets mud on the rug, lets her hair clog the bathtub, never refills the stove with firewood, and even opens the forbidden red door. And she gets away with it all! Or so it seems—until the rug, the bathtub, and the stove come to life and have a hunger for rulebreaker soup.
— From Alex, Ellliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA