Post by blossom114 on Mar 17, 2010 17:19:13 GMT -5
Just realized this book coincides with SS #13 Aloha Baby-Sitters. Kristy and Mallory are at farm camp while everyone else is in Hawaii... a chapter mentions Tia visiting Karen, and the girls sneak into the Stones house to watch Miracle on 34th street because the girls are on a NYC kick. So apparently Karen goes to Maine in the next book while the entire big house goes to Hawaii...man that sucks.
Picked up this book to reread it and was very surprised that it takes place during a Watson's house month, and Tia comes to visit Karen. I absolutely expected it to be a month that they were at Lisa's, because Tia is Granny and Grandad's neighbor from Nebraska, who Karen met in Karen's Plane Trip, and Granny and Grandad are Seth's parents. Tia's parents have never met Watson and Elizabeth yet they send their 7-year old on a plane to stay with them for three weeks? "Hey, where's Tia?" "Oh, she's visiting my neighbor's son's wife's ex-husband's family, she'll be back in August."
I felt a little bad for Karen when she entered Ollie in the fair and basically got laughed out of the judging ring. But maybe she shouldn't have been so stubborn when everyone kept telling her that Ollie wouldn't win and she should join one of the other groups. Even Tia tried to tell her, several times.
"If you wore them, they would be goofy pom-pom socks. When I wear them, they will be stylish and fashionable pom-pom socks." -Pamela Harding
^ I agreed. She should have tried the other groups. Sure Ollie is cute. But, he just a lamb. He took off, when she took off the halter from the lamb. She learn the hard way. Mrs. Stone, told her, if she was really sure, to enter Ollie in the contest. So did everyone else.
I love reading this. Going to the fair on my Birthday. It was so much fun. We haven't been to a fair in long time. So, I want reread this book again.