Friday, February 18, 2011

Review: "Kristy's Big Day: The Baby-Sitters Club #6"

Kristy's Big Day: The Baby-Sitters Club #6 by Ann M Martin
2 out of 5 stars

I don't really like Kristy, have I said that before? She's too bossy and there is no way she would want to wear that yellow dress and heels. I see her more the type to want to dress like the boys in a tuxedo a la Rory Gilmore. :)
Plus, Andrew looks super creepy on the cover lol.

Anyway, this is the BIG DAY for Kristy where her mom and Watson get married and all move into Watson's McMansion. I think it's funny that Kristy called him a sort of jerk, but I've never seen anything like that? Eh, maybe he leers at her in her tanktop or something haha! That would make an interesting book! Okay, so Kristy's mom (who changes names from the first book btw) finds out her company is sending her to Europe right when they had the wedding planned, so they suddenly have to plan & have a wedding AND get moved to the McMansion all in like a month.

Kristy freaks out and throws a hissy cow because she wanted one more summer on her block. Oh puh-lease, grow up! You're getting a huge house, probably with a pool and whatever you want to buy for your new room!

Now it's time for a BSC club meeting and....a "What Claudia is Wearing!" Look! It's Baby Claudia! :) "She was wearing one of her usual outrageous outfits: a black leotard and skintight red pants under a white shirt that was so big it looked like a lab coat. Claudia's a wonderful artist and she had decorated the shirt herself, covering it with designs painted in acrylic. She had pinned her long, black hair back at the sides with red clips."
At the meeting we get more of Claudia's atrocious spelling: "Artwork: Still Lifs and Portrits." Somebody should really get that girl a spell check app or something. And they also talk about the Final Fling, which is the last dance of 7th grade. Kristy says she'll go with Alan Gray if he asks her. *Shakes head*

Then Kristy's mom gets MORE bad news and finds out all her and Watson's relatives are coming to town early to "help" with the wedding and bringing their 50bajillion kids with them and OH NOES what are they going to do???? I know! Let a bunch of 12 years watch 14 kids 9-5 for a whole week!! What could go wrong?? Well, not much apparently. Which kind of makes for boring reading let's get to the highlights:

-Kristy's mom & Watson are going to pay the club $600 to babysit these 14 kids...which breaks down to $120 each or $3.00 an hour!!
-The kids are between 8 months and 10 years, so they break them up into groups and make them wear silly name-tags, like red stars and green dinosaurs
-Kristy's Nannie agrees to make her and Karen's dress, so we get to meet the awesomely fantastic Nannie and her Pink Clinker car! "It's a secondhand car that's about a hundred years old, and when she bought it last year, she had it painted pink. ...and then she fastened a pink plastic flower to the antenna and hung a little stuffed koala bear from the mirror." My first car was a 1989 Camry and it was so I put all these cool bumper stickers all over it and then I glued toys (ponies and such and a troll doll!) to the dash and glow-in-the-dark stars to the roof. I wish I'd gotten pictures of it...and also that I'd thought to paint it pink! :)
-Karen causes mass panic at a school playground by telling all the kids that Martians are going to attack and they are banned from coming back.
-Stacey has seen Mary Poppins 65 times...who hasn't? lol...
-Kristy realizes she should get mom & Watson a wedding gift. (When our dad & stepmom got married we decided that we should do that too. So we took the stepsiblings to Walmart and got a "family picture" taken. Only it turned into the WORST picture of all time!! (click if you dare!) We had to go get it retaken! LOL....)
-Kristy & Mary Anne have to take all the boys for haircuts (I really think they should have gotten more than $3.00 an hour for that!)
-On Friday it rains, so they're stuck inside and decide to have a fake wedding with the kids. Karen & David Michael are the bride & groom, which is kind of sick if you think about it. Think they turned out like Greg & Marcia Brady in their teens? Hehe...
-Morbidda Destiny shows up at the wedding uninvited and freaks everyone out.
-All the kids and adults go home, Mom & Watson go on their honeymoon, and Charlie gets to be in charge.
-Kristy finally figures out a gift, a family tree. Gag...


  1. My gosh, I haven't seen these books since my now 22 yr. old daughter was about TWELVE!!! Cracking up at your review. Love it!

  2. Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. This is so funny! I remember loving these books when I was about 7 years old. My mom hated that some of the kids had 2 first names, like David Michael. Hahaha.

    This is a G* person, by the way! I have an armadillo as my avatar.