By all accounts, Kristy’s stepfather, Watson, has been working too hard. The family is worried that Watson is going to hurt himself. Sure enough, Watson has a life-threatening heart attack. After the close call, Watson makes a decision: he’ll quit his high stress job and become a stay-at-home dad. The news comes as a surprise to the Brewer/Thomas household and everyone expects the worst. However, the next few days run incredibly smoothly and Kristy and the others are starting to like this new change. But when Nannie decides to leave because she thinks she’s not needed (or wanted) and Emily Michelle gets the flu, will “Super Mom” collapse under the pressure? This book was amusing. It depicted a practical family, but it was done masterfully so you are still getting fictional entertainment. Kristy’s family is disorganized but also very much lovable. It’s easy to fall in love with the family. But mixed in with the charm and humor, there were also very good life lessons. One being the fact that doing hard things on your own only hurts you and eventually others. The book stresses the point that asking for help is not shameful but, in fact, honorable. I appreciated the reminder. I walked away from reading this book feeling refreshed and motivated. I suggest this book if you like family, babysitting, and friendship. Happy reading!
Kristy and Mr. Mom (Baby-sitters Club)
By Ann M. Martin
Book 81 of 94 in the The Baby-Sitters Club Series
|Interest Level||Reading Level||Reading A-Z||ATOS||Word Count|
|Grades 4 - 8||Grade 5||n/a||4.3||29028|
Worrying about her stepfather after a heart attack forces him to quit his job for a less stressful lifestyle, Kristy wonders if Nanny's departure, an outbreak of the flu, and the arrival of Karen and Andrew will disturb the peace. Original.
Published on 1/1/1995
Number of pages: 154