Post by wenonah4th on Jul 10, 2008 14:27:39 GMT -5
I think I wore a helmet some of the time when I roller skated, later on, but if I did it was out of mostly habit from wearing it on a bicycle once that was required in NJ. I don't kno what the laws about skating with helments are. I'm not sure whether we'll expect dd and future dc to wear helmets when they skate (but always on bicycles, regardless of what a given state says.)
The protective gear that Karen was wearing did not look like it could help prevent injuries. I understood why Karen did not want to go the hospital. I dislike hospital myself. Lol at the stories that Karen made up about how she broke her wrist.
Post by BuckinghamAlice on Feb 28, 2011 3:40:39 GMT -5
Read this one today and it was actually pretty cute! Karen was her usual bratty self... bossing people around after she broke her wrist and lying to get attention. I'd expect nothing less. I like that everyone seemed to get along so well... the boys didn't bother her, and Kristy really wanted to help her. Seemed sweet.
Mr. Tastee seemed pretty cool. The ice cream man in my neighborhood never knew any of our names. He did have the hots for my aunt, but that's a story for a different thread, lol.
And Karen looked cuter than usual in the illustrations.
Mr. Tastee was always so nice to the kids in these books. I liked how disappointed Karen was when he signed her cast and she found out his last name wasn't actually Tastee. And I agree about the illustrations. Karen looked way cuter in a lot of the first Little Sister books when they had partial page illustrations instead of all full pages, I don't know why.
"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 think the partial-page illustrations look better because the full-page ones always had an unfinished look to them -- only parts of the picture were drawn with any detail. The partial-page illustrations don't have any areas with the sketched/outliney look.
And just because -- no discussion of LS illustrations is complete without a link to my personal favorite.