Claudia and the bad joke

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claudia and the bad joke

Claudia and the Bad Joke by Ann M. Martin

Claudias not worried when she hears her newest baby-sitting charge, Betsy Sobak, is a great practical joker. After all, how much harm can one little girl do?

Plenty. Claudia breaks her leg as a result of one of Betsys mean joke... and now shes talking about quitting the club. Baby-sitting, she says, is just too dangerous. Kristy thinks Betsy needs to be taught a lesson. She also thinks the Baby-sitters are just the ones to do it.

Watch out, Betsy Sobak! The joke war is on!
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This is one of the more serious BSC books--Claud breaks her leg and considers dropping out of the club.
Ann M. Martin

December 22, 2009

Dang it, she's not wearing anything wacky. Summary: Claudia sits for an eight-year-old girl named Betsy who loves playing practical jokes. The other girls declare a prank war on Betsy, which Kristy wins by embarrassing Betsy in front of a bunch of her classmates. Yes, you read that right. Nowadays the Kishis would sue that family and own their house.

There is a practical joke war going on in Stoneybrook due to a slapstick comedy festival at the Stoneybrook Public Library. Claudia gets caught up in it the worst when she sits for Betsy Sobak and breaks her leg as the result of a joke. Now the club has to convince Betsy that jokes that hurt people are not jokes at all. Since Claudia broke her leg, she has a lot of time to sit and reflect on her life in baby-sitting. She starts to wonder if maybe she should just quit the BSC and focus on her art, like she had contemplated doing in book In the end, she realizes she would miss the kids too much and stays in the club. Claudia's not worried when she hears her newest baby-sitting charge, Betsy Sobak, is a great practical joker.

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With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! Claudia's not worried when she hears her newest baby-sitting charge, Betsy, is a great practical joker. After all, how much harm can one girl do? As it turns out—plenty! Claudia breaks her leg because of one of Betsy's mean jokes.

I would be more than mortified if my kid did that. Giving them a trick glass or a weird ice cube? Okay that's sort of annoying, but loosening the swing just seems like it's in the Bad Seed territory. About having to convince parents that an 81 is a good score, I've been there my mother once went into a rage because I had an A- in geometry just a month into the class. Perhaps it's an Asian thing? I kind of liked this book for all the less harmful practical jokes, but I agree with you about what I would've done if I was Betsy's parent.

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