Guess what? The babysitter is coming! That means: 1. Mommy and Daddy are going out 2. the feisty heroine of this book is not going out. 3. and she doesn’t like that one bit! Parents, kids, and babysitters alike will relate to - and laugh at - this all-too-familiar tale, wisely and wittily penned by an expert in child development and brought wickedly to life with detailed illustrations by a noted New Yorker cartoonist. With warmth, empathy, and a healthy dose of hilarity, Robie H. Harris and Harry Bliss capture the many emotions children feel when parents go out and a babysitter comes in!
"Harris gets all the childhood emotions right, and by creating parents who have seen it all before, she helps paint a humorous family portrait that many readers will recognize. Bliss skillfully matches Harris's tone ... [with] a deft balance of homey-ness and sophistication." Publishers Weekly
"The feelings are palpably real, and the story, before and after the geekily cool sitter arrives, is highly entertaining. With any luck, Harris and Bliss won't forget to come back - with a follow-up effort." FamilyFun