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Henry Reed's Babysitting Service
     

Henry Reed's Babysitting Service

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by Keith Robertson, Robert McCloskey (Illustrator)
 

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Henry Reed has another sure-fire money-making plan--but the kids of Grover's Corner have plans of their own

An intelligent person like Henry should have no problem riding herd on the town's toddlers. But Henry's never tangled with such monsters as daredevil Danny, whose stunts keep Henry on his toes--when he's not ducking the toys Danny hurls at his head. There's

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Henry Reed has another sure-fire money-making plan--but the kids of Grover's Corner have plans of their own

An intelligent person like Henry should have no problem riding herd on the town's toddlers. But Henry's never tangled with such monsters as daredevil Danny, whose stunts keep Henry on his toes--when he's not ducking the toys Danny hurls at his head. There's also Bernice, the amazing disappearing five-year old, the always obnoxious Sebastians, who want in on the fun, and Henry's old friend Midge, able to outwit any fiendish five-year-old.

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From the Publisher
"Would-be babysitters will delight in Henry Reed's sly account of the horrors [of a] summer of babysitting."--Commonweal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140341461
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/28/1989
Series:
Puffin Book Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.57(d)
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children's books ever published. He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters. The first ever two-time Caldecott Medal winner, for Make Way for Ducklings and Time of Wonder, McCloskey was also awarded Caldecott Honors for Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, and Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer.  He was declared a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000.  You can see some of his best-loved characters immortalized as statues in Boston's Public Garden and Lentil Park in Hamilton, Ohio.

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Henry Reed's Baby-Sitting Service 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was I child. I absolutely loved it. The book is humorous and brings back the days when innocence was celebrated. I can't wait to share this book with my own children some day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was about 12 or so. I am reading the series again with my 9-year-old son. He loves this book. It's a sweet story about a boy and his idea for a summer job--babysitting--and the misadventures that follow. No objectionable content or language. Adults are portrayed as intelligent and caring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book did not draw to me, either it has a bad story line or i am just to old to be reading that sort of thing. i wouldn't recommend this book. it isn't interesting or funny. (no offence to the author!)