This is one of my favorite LS books. I really like how nice her family is to her in this book and I like reading about all the things that go wrong, too. I thought it was really nice of Elizabeth to dump out the whole box of cereal so Karen could have the prize, even though she ended up with an empty packet. Karen's "cool new jeans with the zippers up the sides" made me smile because I remember jeans like that. I felt bad for her when the ice cream man was out of her choice and she didn't want anything else. I get like that sometimes. Charlie and Sam taking Karen out for ice cream is one of my favorite bits in the whole Little Sister series.
This time when I read, I noticed that when Elizabeth was sewing up the rip in Moosie's side, Karen sat next to her on the bed and leaned her head on Elizabeth's shoulder. Wouldn't that make it awfully hard to sew? You kind of need both of your arms for that.
As an aside, whenever Karen talks about her stuffed cats I picture them as Cabbage Patch Koosas even though they're not drawn like that in the illustrations. 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'll just agree with everyone on Elizabeth (outside of KGI) I had never seen her spend as much one on one time with one of her kids. She was a great friend to Karen in this. I did wonder though where Watson was but decided maybe Karen needed the attention/affection from someone she normally didn't spend as much time with for it to truly be meaningful on her "worst" day. Does that make sense? I mean that maybe part of the reason Karen brushed off Kristy and Andrew (he was also so sweet in this book loved how he never took back his offer to share the tattoos) was that she felt they had to be nice to to her, but Elizabeth, while I'd certainly hope she'd be kind to Karen, as I said, didn't always spend as much time with her as the others did.
Random questions, keep in mind I have not read many LS books. Is there ever a book that shows Karen helping Mr. Venta (the mailman) deliver the mail? That was cool that she got to do that. Also in the drawing on page 60, the person inside the mail truck looks more like an older Emily than a mail lady. Andrew gets two surprise movies from his godparents. Who are they and are we ever told about them? That would be cool to read about.
Finally, I noticed in both this book and Karen's Ghost that whenever there is a picture that is supposed to correlate to a book scene David Michael is left out! In this book it is not as obvious because only Karen, Amanda, and an older Andrew are shown waiting in line at the ice cream truck. (Page 74). In Karen's Ghost on page 80, the illustration shows all of Karen's friends and Andrew and Emily dressed up as W of O characters but no DM as the lion. Even Scott Hsu was shown! Poor DM usually being cast aside.
I needed some extra cheer last night and read this book. I might read it again today. I think it is one of my very favorite LS stories, too. I love how Elizaneth operates on Moosie, that brings back a lot of memories of my Grandma fixing childhood stuffed friends of mine. Sullivan's Sweets with Sam and Charlie was so gingundoly kind and cool of them to do for Karen. Sullivan's is never mentioned in a BSC book is it? Maybe it is supposed to be the Rosebud? I still would love to learn more about Andrew's God parents, it would have been cool if he had called to thank them. I'm wondering if they are related to or friends with Watson or Elizabeth since the gift was sent to Andrew at the big house? Funny and sweet story, of course I did feel badly for Karen but I was glad she had so much love and care around her, too, that really showed in this book.
Post by booklover85 on Jun 23, 2017 0:04:18 GMT -5
Karen's Worst Day is the first BSC related book I have ever read. I had reread it today because I was having an awful week and I wanted to take a trip back into my childhood to cheer me up.
I enjoyed it. No matter how much she tried, poor Karen couldn't have a nice day. Technically, Karen did have seven good things happen to her that day: Kristy surprised Karen with her matching jeans and sweatshirt, Elizabeth fixing Moosie and Elizabeth reading to Karen. I thought those scenes are really sweet.
Post by mallorypike on Jul 30, 2017 16:44:31 GMT -5
Just finished reading it. I thought it was a sweet and relatable story. I've had bad days like Karen had. Everyone does. there were good things that happened to her that day, though - the matching outfit with Kristy's, the date Sam and Charlie took her on, etc. Those moments were SO sweet!
~The Babysitters Club. I'm proud to say it was totally my idea, even though the four of us worked it out together~Kristy's Great Idea