Friday, November 18, 2016

Book Review: Kristy and the Walking Disaster

Title: Kristy and the Walking Disaster (Baby-Sitters Club #20)

The Baby-Sitters Club #20: Kristy and the Walking Disaster by [Martin, Ann M.]

Author: Ann M. Martin


Date: 1989

Publisher: Apple / Scholastic

ISBN: 0-590-43722-4

Length: 141 pages

Quote: “‘A lamp,’ said the walking disaster. ‘I just broke a lamp.’ Some things never change.”

Some of the children Kristy baby-sits are old enough for Little League. Some aren’t. None of them is quite good enough. Kristy, however, likes baseball, so she organizes a special team just for her charges, “Kristy’s Krushers.” Their games with “Bart’s Bashers” will go on all through the series, as will Kristy’s distant but stable relationship with Bart.

One of the Krushers is, however, accident-prone. The plot of this particular book consists of how Kristy learns to balance her good will toward lovable little Jackie, her attraction to Bart, and her own competitive personality and desire to win everything that can possibly be scored or "won." 

It's the Baby-Sitters Club, so everything will end nicely and happily. To preserve a little suspense, this review will not actually say how that happens, although my guess is that you'll guess...if you don't remember.

The fabulously popular Baby-Sitters Club series are available as Fair Trade Books--$5 per book, $5 per package, you can probably squeeze six or eight of these paperbacks into a package, plus $1 per online payment, to either address at the very bottom of the screen, and we'll send $1 per book to Martin or a charity of her choice. 

They're also available with Storybook Dolls; a substantial part of my incredibly low income for the year 2016 has come from the sale of Storybook Dolls, which are secondhand dolls I find for sale cheap because they've lost their clothes, and re-outfit with clothes knitted from leftover yarn. Each Storybook Doll is unique, even though I've done more than one doll to go with some popular children's books. To commission one online, send $20 per doll-and-book to either address for this web site. (Saloli the Message Squirrel does not have a Paypal account; "she" exists to redirect legitimate purchasers to the appropriate Paypal account for what they're purchasing.)