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Kristy's Great Idea (The Babysitter's Club (Apple Paperbacks), 1) (edition 2001)

by Ann M. Martin

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Follows the adventures of Kristy and the other members of the Baby-sitters Club as they deal with crank calls, uncontrollable two-year-olds, wild pets, and parents who do not always tell the truth.
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Authors:Ann M. Martin
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This was such a fun read and gave me all the nostalgic feels! ( )
  Completely_Melanie | Sep 10, 2021 |
This review was originally posted on Once Upon a ChapterSince my formative years were pre-Internet and pre-Kindles obtaining books wasn't nearly as easy. I also have a streak of perfectionism. As a child one of my biggest goals was to read every book in the Baby-Sitters Club, Sweet Valley High, Goosebumps, and Fear Street series. The Baby-Sitters Club is its own mega-merchandising brand with all the books in the main series, the super series, the mystery series, and the mystery super series. Let's not forget the biographies and the entire Little Sisters line. I won't be reading Karen's books. The sad thing is I may have missed a few off shoots there.

All of that background info to say I'm going to try to read the BSC series in its entirety. I'm going to try to read them in chronological order. This massive series starts with Kristy's Great Idea by Ann M. Martin. This book started it all.





I wanted so much to be part of this group as a child. I 100% identified with Mary Anne. I was super shy and had an overly strict father. In Kristy's Great Idea by the Baby-Sitters Club is formed and sees success. Divorce and the idea of blended families is discussed and explained. Mid-1980s divorce was becoming more normalized and brought out all manner of topic discussions for children and young adults.

Once book down in the series. Roughly 697 to go. Oy vey! What am I doing?




Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls by Ann M. Martin, I have to admit as an adult, this one made me giggle. A. Lot. I guess that's part of the risk in reading children's books as an adult. Claudia was just a *bit* overly tragic about her crush.

The girls definitely showed their age with extrapolating where a jewel thief would be in their suburban home town. However coming up with a game plan showed a level of maturity too. To be honest, I would have expected the worst and not had any game plan myself.

I really enjoyed a more detailed view of Claudia and her home life. Obviously Mimi is my favorite. I am kind of surprised with how little Claudia's parents were in this book. Perhaps we'll see none of them in Claudia's next book. ( )
  stephaniedloves2read | Aug 8, 2021 |
This review was originally posted on Once Upon a ChapterSince my formative years were pre-Internet and pre-Kindles obtaining books wasn't nearly as easy. I also have a streak of perfectionism. As a child one of my biggest goals was to read every book in the Baby-Sitters Club, Sweet Valley High, Goosebumps, and Fear Street series. The Baby-Sitters Club is its own mega-merchandising brand with all the books in the main series, the super series, the mystery series, and the mystery super series. Let's not forget the biographies and the entire Little Sisters line. I won't be reading Karen's books. The sad thing is I may have missed a few off shoots there.

All of that background info to say I'm going to try to read the BSC series in its entirety. I'm going to try to read them in chronological order. This massive series starts with Kristy's Great Idea by Ann M. Martin. This book started it all.





I wanted so much to be part of this group as a child. I 100% identified with Mary Anne. I was super shy and had an overly strict father. In Kristy's Great Idea by the Baby-Sitters Club is formed and sees success. Divorce and the idea of blended families is discussed and explained. Mid-1980s divorce was becoming more normalized and brought out all manner of topic discussions for children and young adults.

Once book down in the series. Roughly 697 to go. Oy vey! What am I doing?




Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls by Ann M. Martin, I have to admit as an adult, this one made me giggle. A. Lot. I guess that's part of the risk in reading children's books as an adult. Claudia was just a *bit* overly tragic about her crush.

The girls definitely showed their age with extrapolating where a jewel thief would be in their suburban home town. However coming up with a game plan showed a level of maturity too. To be honest, I would have expected the worst and not had any game plan myself.

I really enjoyed a more detailed view of Claudia and her home life. Obviously Mimi is my favorite. I am kind of surprised with how little Claudia's parents were in this book. Perhaps we'll see none of them in Claudia's next book. ( )
  stephaniedloves2read | Aug 8, 2021 |
This series is so fun as a graphic novel. I absolutely loved these books growing up after getting a box of most of all the books from a neighbor whose daughter had outgrown them. Raina Telgemeier illustrates the story with flair and shows personality clearly. Also, all the children she draws look like the cutest things on earth. ( )
  Emma.June.Lyon | Feb 23, 2021 |
Great young adults book! It is the start of the series. ( )
  Abrahamray | Sep 29, 2020 |
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This books is for Beth McKeever Perkins, my old baby-sitting buddy, With Love (and years of memories).
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The Baby-sitters Club. I'm proud to say it was totally my idea, even though the four of us worked it out together.
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