The Babysitter's for other stay-at-homes--a right horrid little horror story about a thalidomide baby called By, now six, and Pru Gossing, a monstrously plump pubescent who is almost as misbegotten as he is and in whom he awakens feelings as hard to curb as her appetite. However By, all of six he is with little plastic appliances, doesn't take to her at all and they substitute an au pair girl. Deprived but not defeated, Pru steals ether from the vet where she works, gets some sleeping pills from her doctor, equips a little hideaway in the urinal of the local motion picture house, and. . . . To be taken, on an empty stomach, cum grano salis; otherwise distaste will overcome the reader long before the cat which curiosity killed is out of the little bag Pru is carrying.