Post by virgoscorpio on Aug 6, 2011 16:34:06 GMT -5
This is ANOTHER book example of when Karen gets huffy because Andrew "out shines" her.
There were several parts of this book that I enjoyed:
1. Karen getting the part of Ignorance (a boy) in the play.
2. When Karen thinks Nancy might have left her the present (pencils and candy canes) and waves the pencil in Nancy's face on the bus, Nancy says, "Be careful with that pointy pencil. This bus is bouncy. You could hurt someone."I thought that was a funny comment because I could just picture Nancy being like...wtf Karen...
3. The cute mystery presents AND the fact that Andrew sent them. How cute is he.
But what I don't get is why shy four-year old Andrew is suddenly an amazing actor.
To me this book makes up a tiny bit for the scene in an early BSC story where Andrew is supposed to be practicing his skating bear lines. All of you know Kristy is my favorite sitter but at that moment she was anything but. Karen was off sulking I think about Ricky and after just a few minutes and basically telling Andrew it was his job to be in his preschool play, Kristy went off to find Karen. So that Andrew has a very positive acting experience in this story and one that he chose to be involved with, brightened my night. I did think he was super sweet to Karen, too.
This is one of my favorite Little Sister books because I always loved participating in community theater as a child and I like reading about Andrew and his part in the play. Like Andrew, I was a shy child but loved acting and public speaking. Andrew is such a sweet kid, I love the little surprises he gives to Karen.
"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
^Jamie will always be my very favorite client but Andrew is endearing himself more to me. I also read this book over my Christmas in July weekend and loved it. I enjoyed reading about Andrew having a shining role and a little a part from Karen. We get to know him a little better. I also loved how at the end Karen realizes that her brother helped her regain her holiday spirit and thought that was super sweet. I was the opposite as a child, Scrounge in terms of acting and public speaking not the (very)shy part. I also liked that when Karen offered Pamela some of her surprise candy. Reminded me of their "truce" in "Karen's Candy" and with their secret costume.