Another dumb thing is Dawn going on and ON about it being so stupid that Jeff brings rubber gloves to wear when he has to change diapers. I mean, maybe it's a tad OCD, but it's not THAT crazy--I think in some, if not all hospitals, it's required! Of course, I wasn't sure if it meant actually latex-type gloves, or possibly that he stole Richard's dishwashing mitts or something, but seriously, chill out, Dawn.
When I was Jeff's age I wore surgical gloves when I cleaned out my cat's litter box (I mean, the full on cleaning-out they require every now and again). I kind of don't blame him - what babies excrete does not smell pleasant. And it tends to get everywhere.
This one is always strange for me since I picture Mal and Jessi and the other BSC members as much older (like 15 adn 17) so the 10 year olds seem very young compared to this. I think 10 is really too young to baby-sit, especially for those boys who seem a bit immature anyway. Nothing too intersting about this book for me but it wasn't terrible. I enjoyed Richard and Sharon's interaction and found some parts really funny. Also enjoyed reading a bit more about Sunny and the Winslows at the beginning. Of course, I always love the festivals and stuff like that so really liked the 4th of July chapter. I'm in that "mood" right now anyway with the 4th coming up.
Post by fluffycakes on Jul 5, 2007 11:44:17 GMT -5
I'm with you, msstock, I like this one too! Some of the jokes were actually pretty funny (and some fall under the so-bad-it's-good category). I like that Jeff wanted to name his jokebook JOKES, for Jeff's Off the Wall, Krazy, Explode your Sides Sillyness! (or whatever it's called, it's mostly right but I don't have the book with me right now) and Dawn says she doesn't have to heart to tell him it should really be called JOWKEYSS. I always thought that was cute.
I think this is Dawn and Abby's first meeting. I like when she has that nightmare of getting kicked out of the BSC because they like Abby better and then is actually worried it will happen. Oh, Dawn! She's really not that laidback at all.
Speaking of books that mention "fart", the entire Kids in Ms. Colman's book Author Day is built around the fact that Ricky Torres accidently reads a book as "the dog farted across the lawn" instead of "darted". I love that book.
^ Another great one from that series is the one where Natalie Springer says "I want to write a story about a dog named Barf." I am always like, where did that come from? ;D That is in the book Teacher's Pet, I think.