Post by sparklymouse on May 31, 2010 18:58:42 GMT -5
Which books do they only sit for one family? I never liked these books as much. Not enough variety in them. I can think of a couple off the top of my head, but I think there's quite a few.
Mary Anne Misses Logan, the Kormans and the toilet monster Abby in Wonderland, the Pikes Sea City in Stoneybrook adventure Stacey McGill, Matchmaker, the Brookes while Mr. Brooke wrote a book and suffocated Maureen McGill Kristy in Charge, the Pikes with Vanessa the poetry Nazi
Post by oldhickory on May 31, 2010 23:37:34 GMT -5
ITA with hating these books. it's so predictable and lazy, when a single sitter sees the same family over and over. usually the reasons why are boring too -- just joined some committee that meets for a whole month, but nobody ever goes to the events that they have been planning.
oh, but i can't think of any of these off the top of my head. it seems like as the series went on there were a LOT of these books.
Last Edit: May 31, 2010 23:38:12 GMT -5 by oldhickory
I tend to hate thse books also. The other thing I never cared for, unlike the earlier books, is when only one or even two of the Sitters have a job in a book. I think that was pure lazines just like Oldhickory stated about only one family being portrayed. If that one family's story or situation had maybe not been a one shot deal or yeah a little more interesting, that would have been different. Like all the titles above, the "problem" was magically solved and never re-visited. I'll have to think on other books later.
Mary Anne and the Silent Witness, features the one and only? appearance of and baby-sitting jobs with the Martinez kids. I think at least Stacey and possibly also Mal sit for them, besides Mary Anne, of course.
OT, I think there are quite a few books where another family plus a token sitting job with the Pikes are it.
Off the top of my head, I can think of at least four chapters with jobs sitting for the Arnolds (should really be more embarrassed about that than I am) in Mallory and the Trouble with Twins, so it's probably unlikely that another client is sat for in the book, but I could be wrong.
I also remember Dawn's Big Date having a lot of Norman Hill (I'm sorry, I had to) and his sister.
I don't like the single client books, either! Not because I need variety but because they so often come with contrived problems that the BSC solves after seeing them, like, three times.
Post by booboobrewer on Jul 3, 2010 0:26:13 GMT -5
The Arnold twins plot in Mary Anne and the Great Romance comes to mind, but I just checked and the Braddocks and Karen are in there too. I didn't pay attention to those chapters as a kid, haha. I just wanted to hear about Marilyn and Carolyn's new rooms