Sunday, March 04, 2007

Review: Kristy's Great Idea

The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea by Ann M. Martin and Reina Telgemeier

The Baby-Sitter’s Club series by Ann M. Martin was easily one of my favorite reading pleasures growing up. Now a whole new generation can experience the adventures of Kristy, Mary Ann, Claudia, and Stacey … in graphic novel format!

The idea came to Kristy one night as she watched her mom calling person after person looking for a sitter. What if there was one number that parents could call and get several experienced baby-sitters all at the same time? And thus the Baby-Sitter’s Club is born. All four girls not only go through the trials of starting a new business, but test their friendships as well.

As I mentioned earlier, this series was one of my favorites when I was little. This new format has breathed new life into the series, and is sure to bring all sorts of new readers. The art is simple, but makes a nice blend between Japanese and American illustration styles. Great for readers 8 and up.

Shady Glade Rating: 7/10

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1 comment:

Jennifer said...

My 8 year old loves BSC (although I always laugh at the early 90's people on the cover). I'll have to look into this new format for her. She would probably enjoy it.