An impassioned monologue from a small boy who doesn't want his parents to leave him with a babysitter while they go to a...

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An impassioned monologue from a small boy who doesn't want his parents to leave him with a babysitter while they go to a French restaurant. Describing a worst possible case, this young miscreant--who imagines an overdressed harridan who will make him eat vegetables and go to the bathroom when he doesn't need to--says he's too sick to do anything (except possibly eat chocolate-chocolate-chip ice cream); begs for a book (or even a poem); and threatens to run away. But when the babysitter arrives--tall, male, and equipped with disarming read-alouds--the boy's recalcitrance fades in time to say goodbye. Chorao's soft, realistic illustrations reflect the comedy of this exaggerated slice of life, which is sure to make listeners chuckle as they recognize themselves.

Pub Date: March 1, 1988

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Atheneum

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15, 1988