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Bad Babysitter: 08/31/17
Bad Babysitter by Jennifer L. Holm is the 19th comic in the series. Babymouse wants some spending money and she's old enough to try babysitting. She figures it will be easy: she feeds the kids, puts them to bed, then has the rest of the evening to watch TV waiting for the parents to come home. Except, kids are rarely that easy.
Now given Babymouse's track record, I'm surprised any adult would actually consider hiring her. She has a dozen shoddily half projects behind her by this point in the series. Maybe the parents think their kiddos are like cupcakes (one of her rare successes)?
Well, children aren't cupcakes, especially little ones. You can imagine how well things go!
But this book isn't about another one of Babymouse's failures. Yes, she learns that little children aren't her thing, but she does find her place when she's put in charge of a very shy owl. He's been bullied to the point of becoming a near shut-in. Babymouse, also a victim of bullying uses her own coping mechanisms to draw the little owl of his shell.