Post by virgoscorpio on Apr 25, 2011 17:44:02 GMT -5
This book also reminded me of the regular BSC series' Portrait Collection. The book was cute to read but I had one question -- is there an inconsistency on how Nancy and Karen first become friends? I haven't read any of the books in the Kids in Ms. Colman's Class series, but I read a paragraph that was at the back of one of the books and it seemed like the first book, Teacher's Pet, was coming from Nancy's perspective and shows how she first meets Karen in the classroom? I could be wrong (since I haven't read the book).
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer
^Virgo I am re-reading "Teacher's Pet" right now. Nancy tells us Karen is already one of her best friends. In fact Lisa drives them both to school on the first day. IIRC, later in the story, it does show Karen coming into Ms. Colman's class. Karen was one person who had the idea for Hootie the class guinea pig. Back to this book, Karen's Book that is, I enjoyed it also. It would have been nice had Andrew been a little more apart of it but I know he is younger. I loved reading how Watson and Lisa's neighbor gave them the rocking chair and note, that was so sweet. Was he (or the rocking chair) ever mentioned again? John Washington was his name. Watson and Lisa had gone to his yard sale when Lisa realized Karen was coming and they needed to get to the hospital. Before that the two of them had been debating over whether to buy the chair or not. A sweet story.
Sorry for the double post but lol it has been almost 6 months. I know in another thread (I think Karen's Witch) we were discussing that there really weren't too many clues of clear timing between the divorce, remarriages, and also ages of Andrew and Karen. I read this book last night and realized Karen tells us she was 2 1/2 when Andrew was born. I just found at the bottom of page 65 and top of page 66 that Karen was 4 1/2 when Seth came into the picture, so Andrew might have been 2 1/2 or at least close to it. There is no real sense of time to tell us how long it was before Lisa and Seth did get married but it sounded pretty quick. But than I believe in KGI, when Lisa did break her ankle, her and Seth's marriage sounded very new. I never realized that Lisa and Seth could have been married for a good year+ before Watson and Elizabeth's wedding. I was glad to discover on page 86 that Karen tells us that she and Andrew and their dad did spend a lot of time with Elizabeth and her family before the marriage. Maybe because we never saw much of that (courtship) in the BSC books, I often felt like there wasn't a whole lot of time together before the families joined together.
Real quick some cute favorite parts for me were Goosie and Moosie at the same time. That is a rare occurrence and was cool to read about and I loved how Watson and Lisa came together to take Karen to the toy store to find Moosie without it being a big production, they did what their daughter needed them to do. I think someone recently asked if Hannie had always lived in the Big House neighborhood. When Karen meets Hannie at the Little Friends Day School (I think they both might be 3 or 3 1/2) she tells us that Hannie and her family have not lived in their house long. My very favorite sentence and lol it made me laugh and think to myself how could I ever not have liked Karen, "Karen go to market with Mommy. Buy milk. Buy eggs. Buy cookies. Eat cookies! Love cookies!" Karen knew what was important early on. Now I'd just change cookies to ice cream but same idea. This is on page 18, btw. Cute story and I know the idea was literally Karen's Book but I would have liked to have seen even one page of Andrew's baby book, too.
I just finish this book. I don't remember buying this book long time ago. This another book, I found down in the basement.
I enjoy reading this book. It was cute. When she told Andrew he was too young go to school. When she go to preschool. She realized that her mommy, wouldn't be in the classroom with her. She met Hannie.
Post by LadyDruscilla on Jun 20, 2020 8:45:40 GMT -5
This was a cute book..it was so funny when Watson teased Karen about taking all his hair..haha..though I attribute his balding to all the stress in his life. Loved reading how Karen met Hannie and Nancy, and when everyone wanted an autograph at the end when she initially wrote the book for fun.