Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series #1)

( 18 )

Overview


Based on Ann M. Martin's bestselling series, America's favorite baby-sitters are back -- this time, in a heart-warming and hilarious graphic novel.

In this new graphic novel edition of the very first BABY-SITTERS CLUB book, Raina Telgemeier captures all the drama of the original in warm, spunky illustrations. Witness Kristy's eureka moment, when she gets the idea for a "baby-sitters club" and enlists her best friends, shy Mary Anne and artistic Claudia, in an exciting new ...

See more details below
Paperback (Graphic Novel)
$9.15
BN.com price
(Save 16%)$10.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (89) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $3.93   
  • Used (84) from $1.99   
Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series #1)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.49
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$10.99 List Price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview


Based on Ann M. Martin's bestselling series, America's favorite baby-sitters are back -- this time, in a heart-warming and hilarious graphic novel.

In this new graphic novel edition of the very first BABY-SITTERS CLUB book, Raina Telgemeier captures all the drama of the original in warm, spunky illustrations. Witness Kristy's eureka moment, when she gets the idea for a "baby-sitters club" and enlists her best friends, shy Mary Anne and artistic Claudia, in an exciting new venture. But the baby-sitting business isn't the only thing absorbing their attention: Kristy is having a hard time accepting her stepdad-to-be, and the newest member of the gang, Stacey, seems to be hiding a secret.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
The Baby-Sitters Club brigade is here in their first graphic novel! Girls can hang out with Mary Anne, Kristy, Stacey, and Claudia as they cope with cranky toddlers, unruly dogs, scary neighbors, strict parents, and fashion emergencies. A winning rebirth of a classic series.
Publishers Weekly
Telgemeier offers a spirited graphic novel adaptation of the debut title in Martin's The Baby-sitters Club series, the story of the four founding members of this fledgling club. The graphic-style black-and-white panels engagingly spotlight the camaraderie, as well as the minor spats, among the quartet of seventh-graders-outspoken tomboy Kristy, earnest, shy Mary Anne, artistic and free-spirited Claudia and the somewhat secretive newcomer to town, Stacey-as they team up to launch a baby-sitting service. Various sitting jobs provide the story's livelier moments: Kristy arrives at one stint to discover that her charges are rambunctious pooches rather than kids, and Mary Anne attempts to rescue a family's cat from the yard of an alleged witch. Telgemeier also portrays the tale's quieter moments, as Kristy gradually and credibly comes to accept her divorced mother's new fianc and his children, and Stacey reveals that her mysterious behavior is due to the fact that she has diabetes. The artist adds abundant energy to the pages and, largely through amusingly exaggerated facial expressions, ably captures each character's personality. This will likely hook reluctant readers on this affable group of girls and may well spur a new generation of youngsters to move on to the original series. A second adaptation, The Truth About Stacey, is due in the fall. Ages 9-12. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The first of the "Baby-sitter's Club" series is now in graphic novel format. Following Kristy's lead, her three friends Mary Ann, Claudia, and Stacy, promise to accept all babysitting jobs and pool their resources. Each of the girls has problems to work through. For Kristy, it is her mother's engagement to Watson; Mary Ann wants more freedom from her over-protective father; Stacey does not know how to reveal she has diabetes; and Claudia feels she is in the shadow of her older sister, an A+ student. Together the foursome puts up with cranky kids; scary, large dogs; and a crabby, elderly neighbor in typical preteen fashion. There are emergency meetings, giggling about boys, and discussions of fashion, fights, and disagreements—or in other words, real life experiences of today's teens. This new format is faithful to the novel, and the black-and-white graphics bring the novel's characters to life. Each personality is clearly delineated and each girl has a distinct look. Fans who wolfed down the originals will readily accept this new format and probably beg for more, as it is certainly easy to breeze through this 186-page story in one sitting. 2006, Scholastic, Ages 8 to 12.
—Beverley Fahey
VOYA
Kristy Thomas is a typically impatient adolescent seventh grader who cannot seem to find enough time to work all the babysitting jobs she would like in order to make extra money. Her great idea is to enlist her two best friends, Mary Anne and Claudia, in a babysitting club that would enable them to schedule jobs to keep each of them busy. In addition, Claudia suggests that they invite a new girl, Stacey, to help them. The girls face a number of challenging jobs, including watching boisterous cousins and pet-sitting unruly dogs as well as handling their own personal trials, but the support of the club helps each to cope, find her own way, and learn from one another. Telgemeier's art is the ideal method to lend currency to her graphic novel adaptation of an old favorite,. Martin's Baby-Sitters Club (Grey Castle, 1986). The graphic work lends the book freshness and appeal, and the art is fluid and clean in style. It is not easy to transform a 150-page book into a graphic novel, but this art portrays motion in such a way that the story line is often told without text and within just a few short frames. The characters are endearing, very expressive, and filled with energy. The level is spot-on, and the adaptation is unique and original. It is a truly fun read that will be a welcome addition to any young adult collection. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J S G (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Graphic Novel Format). 2006, Graphix/Scholastic, 192p., Ages 11 to 18.
—Ava Ehde
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6 Seventh-grader Kristy Thomas organizes her friends into a baby-sitters club. In the course of the operation of the club, Kristy comes to terms with her mother's engagement, Stacey confides to her new friends that she has diabetes, Claudia learns to tolerate and even appreciate her gifted older sister, and Mary Anne makes some compromises with her over-protective father. All of the elements of concern to pre-teen girls (wearing the ``in'' clothes, keeping friendships stable, coping with family stresses, and trying to grow up) are here, tied to the almost universal experience of baby-sitting. Characters are not drawn with great depth, but the action is on target. A pleasant offering that will find a ready audience. Candy Colborn, Cottonwood Creek Elementary School, Englewood, Colo.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439739337
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Series: Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series , #1
  • Edition description: Graphic Novel
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 79,423
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author


Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club series sold over 176 million copies and inspired a generation of young readers. Her novels include the Main Street series, BELLE TEAL, the Newbery Honor book A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE, HERE TODAY, A DOG'S LIFE, and ON CHRISTMAS EVE, as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S, LONGER LETTER LATER and SNAIL MAIL NO MORE with Paula Danziger, and THE DOLL PEOPLE and THE MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD, written with Laura Godwin and illustrated by Brian Selznick. She lives in upstate New York.

Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco, then moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. She is the creator of SMILE, a critically acclaimed graphic memoir based on her childhood, which was a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller and winner of the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens, and received a BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Honor. Raina also adapted and illustrated The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, which were selected for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list and BOOKLIST’s Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth list. Her new graphic novel for Scholastic is titled DRAMA. Raina lives in Astoria, New York, with her husband, Dave Roman. To learn more, visit her online at www.goRaina.com.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 18 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(10)

4 Star

(5)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 18 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    "This book was great!"

    As in the words of my 8 year old daughter, "This book was great!" She enjoyed it so much she wanted to be sure to review it on line and let everyone know that the book was "awesome". In her excitement she has read the 2nd and 3rd books in the series and on her way to finishing the 4th. It is a good investment and she is looking forward to finding more series such as this one.

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 3, 2009

    these are the best books for 9-year olds to 11- year olds

    OKAY I READ ALL OF THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB (BSC) BOOKS AND MY OPINION IS THAT THEY ARE ALL GOOD !!!!!!ANY KID THAT IS 9 10 OR 11 SHOULD DEFINITELY READ THIS BOOK THIS BOOK IS FIVE STARS!!!! I HOPE THEY MAKE MORE OF THESE BOOKS!!!!!

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2009

    My Point of view

    If i were you, I'd read this book!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2007

    A reviewer

    I love this book! I got it from a friend. And I loved it!I read it 2 times already.I read the real version by Ann M. Martin.Both are great!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2008

    Awesome!

    This book is really cool and i recommend it for all the kids.You shoould totally read it!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2008

    A reviewer

    It's an amazing book...from 9 year old.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2006

    WAY Better than Expected!

    I thought that NOTHING could come close to a re-make of the Babysitters Club. I was wrong. In this comic book style novel, the entire first book comes to life! It's almost just like reading the book, with the added bonus of vivid pictures! It's easier to get through than a regular book, and I read it again and again!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2007

    The Babysitters Club

    Kristy Thomas is the founder of the Babysitters Club. She and her friends Mary Anne Spier the secretary, Claudia Kishi the vice president, and Stacey McGill the treasurer all love the idea of babysitting. Join these 4 girls through their crazy adventures and as they make new friends. This book reminded me of when I was in my first club and how much fun it was. Being in clubs can help you make new friends. This is a good book for young girls. That¿s why you should read Kristy¿s Great Idea!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2006

    loved it!

    This book is awsome! I couldnt stop reading it. I also love the fact its in comic form. i cant wait for the next one!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    This book is a awesome tale....

    This book is awesome ! It leaves you cheering for kristy and the babysitters club!this is a 5 star graphic novel! I am in 5 th grade and I loved this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Okay

    The book is good but is too short so they should combind the whole series into one book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 5, 2010

    love

    loove it

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2006

    This is awesome!

    I thought this book was gonna be boring, but when I read it i loved it! I read it like 5 times in a row! I can't wait till the next book comes out!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2006

    i love this book with my heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I loved this book because it was a cartton and it was sooo cool. it was the same as the first book but it had graphic pictures on every page it was awsome i hope you like it to.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 18 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)