Yes this book does coincide with Shadow Lake. I can agree that Karen was being possesive. She wanted her best friends all to her self. There were times when Karen wanted to make new friends and Nancy or Hannie would get jealous because Karen wasn't spending time with them.
Post by virgoscorpio on Sept 27, 2011 21:06:52 GMT -5
You know how in children's books -- for the most part -- there is supposed to be a lesson learned at the end. This one was very good: it is okay to branch out and have other friends. I thought Ann made the lesson very clear, whereas in other books you're not too sure...
Also, I loved how Stacey, (slightly Dawn), and Mary Anne are in this book. I am assuming that Mary Anne is one of Karen's favourite sitters because she talks about how she REALLY likes her (but not as much as Kristy). I guess that makes sense since MA and K are best friends, so Karen would most likely see her more than the other sitters.
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer
I was a little surprised when reading it back then that it bothered Karen that Hannie went out with her family instead of meeting the Muskeeters to make doll clothes for the Doll Sisters. I thought kids don't question parental authority much at that age, and it sounded to me like Hannie had to go out with her family and Karen could understand that, but she didn't.
I enjoyed this book because of the Hannie and especially Nancy,chapters. I loved how at the end Hannie tells Nancy she hopes she will get a sister just like Sari when Sari blows Hannie a butterfly kiss good night. Sari really is my favorite "toddler" in the BSC. It is cool being able to read about her as more of a person in the LS. In the BSC she becomes a character who neither says or does too much sort of like Emily minus Nannie. Nancy's names for her potential siblings were fun to read too. I did think Matthew Dawes sounds better than Daniel Dawes which is what his name was. Maybe Daniel was named Daniel like "Eli" "Abby and the Mystery Baby" because they were the only two male infants ever born in Stoneybrook who were "new" to us. I know Ricky Salem was a boy, too I just meant a more lasting character. I also liked finally finding out that this is the book where Karen teaches Andrew to read--Hop on Pop. It was cute how proud she was when he was able to read the entire book by himself.
Post by booboobrewer on Sept 21, 2016 15:29:45 GMT -5
Nancy's house sounds like such a peaceful place. It would have been really cute to hear about one of the girls baby-sitting for Nancy and her brother.
It's been awhile since I read this and I thought Nancy's mom was going to tell her she was recently pregnant...like, when Nancy went to Shadow Lake for two weeks recently Lol but she was already four months along.
Sari is super cute, waiting in her high chair to eat breakfast with the "big" girls!
"I love pink and gold. I also like to eat." -Julie, Claudia and the Missing Jewels