Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann Martin


Kristy's Great IdeaTitle: Kristy’s Great Idea
Author: Ann Martin
Series: The Baby-Sitters Club #1
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Chic lit, Easy reading
Pace: Slow
Format: Novel
Publisher: Scholastic
Year: 1986
5th sentence, 74th page: The dogs crept after me as if they were stalking the balls.

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Kristy thinks the Baby-sitters Club is a great idea. She and her friends Claudia, Stacey and Mary Anne all love taking care of kids. A club will give them the chance to have lots of fun – and make tons of money.

But nobody counted on crank calls, uncontrollable two-year-olds, wild pets, and parents who don’t always tell the truth. And then there’s Stacey, who’s acting more and more mysterious. Having a baby-sitters club isn’t easy, but Kristy and her friends arent’ giving up until they get it right!


I remember reading The Baby-Sitters Club when I was a kid. And, I saw the box set of the first few books on sale the other week. So I bought it (I might have a shopping / book problem). And it was a really fun way to spend the afternoon – reminiscing on not only my own childhood. But also just enjoying the late 80’s, early 90’s vibe of this book.

It’s all about that pre-boys, love your girlfriends time of your life. I may have had a very different childhood to the four baby-sitters, but the gist of the friendships was the same. I had sleepovers with my best friend (still do, but now there is alcohol involved). I can imagine when I have my own kids, they experience that same type of friendship.

One of the things I find painful about this story is the actual act of baby-sitting. I never babysat. I can’t imagine how painful that would be. I also don’t have much patience for small children. Actually, the tale of baby-sitting that I most enjoyed was that of the accidental puppy sitting. I could relate to that a whole lot better than taking care of a four-year-old.

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