Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Review: "Kristy & The Mother's Day Surprise: The Baby-Sitters Club #24"

Kristy & The Mother's Day Surprise: The Baby-Sitters Club #24 by Ann M Martin
2 out of 5 stars

Another boring Kristy book...bah. Kristy has a Great Idea for a Mother's Day gift, which involves the BSCers spending their free-time and own money on a bunch of kids (some of whom they don't even like *cough*Jenny Prissy-Pants-Prezzioso*cough*). Yeah, okay. They take the kids to a local carnival, fun times, Margo pukes, etc...oh and the other BSCers feel bad because Mary Anne doesn't have a mom and they keep making insensitive comments about it, until she decides to give her Dad a Mother's Day gift and it's all good.

In the meantime, Kristy's mom and Watson are acting all gaga over how precious family is and wouldn't it be great to add another kid, etc...really? Let's take a run-down of the Brewer-Thomas clan, shall we?

Kristy's mom
Charlie (17)
Sam (15)
Kristy (13)
David Michael (7)
Karen (6)
Shannon the Dog
BooBoo the Cat
Ben Brewer's Ghost

Okay, they are getting pretty close to Pike clan status here. And what do they go and do? Adopt a 2 year old Vietnamese baby! Yeah, weird. And Kristy and the others have no idea this is going on?? How long does it take to adopt a kid...at least a year right? Don't you think they should have sat down and discussed this as a family instead of dropping hints like, "...we have a gorgeous house...with plenty of room. Do you realize that we have three spare bedrooms?" That is no reason to adopt a kid. That's a reason to downsize your McMansion.

Anyway, they adopt Emily Michelle (guess the authors didn't want to have to worry about spelling a Vietnamese name right each book). This will eventually lead to Nanny and her Pink Cadillac moving in too, but we'll worry about that later. How about we end with a What Claudia is Wearing? I think this is a good time for one:

Then there was Claudia. She was wearing a pretty tame dress, too-with a red necktie! Then, she had on these new, very cool roll socks. When she pushed them down just right, they fell into three rolls. The top roll was red, the middle one was peacock blue, and the bottom one was purple. [I'm sorry, I couldn't find roll socks in 3 colors lol] She looked as if she were wearing ice-cream cones on her feet. In her hair was a braided band in red, blue, and purple, like her socks. And dangling from her ears were-get this-spiders in webs. Ew. (But they were pretty cool.)

And I'm going to keep posting this, to keep reminding you of it! :) Once I start reading the next Super Special (1 more regular book review), I'm going to do a little giveaway on here and my Twitter. What do you think? Would you be interested in a BSC giveaway? I'm planning on doing some other book giveaways later in the year, but thought I'd start with the books that are the whole reason I started this blog. :)

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