{Kristy’s Great Idea: Raina Telgemeier, Ann M. Martin}Kristy's Great Idea by Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier
Series: Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels
Published by Graphix on April 28, 2015
Genres: Graphic Novels, Junior High, Middle School, Realistic Fiction, TV Adaptation
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – For the very first time, The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels adapted by #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Eisner Award winning creator of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier, are available in full color!

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up — cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls — you can count on them to save the day. But baby-sitting isn’t always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.

Raina Telgemeier, using the signature style featured in her acclaimed graphic novels SMILE and SISTERS, perfectly captures all the drama and humor of the original novel!

{My thoughts} – I may be one of few people from my generation that has never actually read the original books by Ann M. Martin. I did how however watch a few episodes of the television adaptation years ago when it was airing. I don’t even recall if it was on for more then a season or not but that would have been back in the 1990’s. That was the first time I’d ever really been introduced to The Baby-Sitters Club.

Kristy’s Great Idea is about a girl that comes up with a business opportunity for her and her close friends. The idea is that they create a club of baby-sitters so that when people in the neighborhood need a sitter they can call them. There ends up being for girls in the club and they all work around each other’s schedules to help make sure that everyone that needs a baby-sitter gets a baby-sitter.

This book also goes over some challenging issues that youth faces. The biggest being responsibility. Baby-sitting is a huge responsibility and sometimes you can end up in over your head. It discusses topics such as divorce, lying, diabetes, single parents, loss of a parent, parents getting remarried and more. I think all of the things discussed in this book are important issues that need to be addressed even today in our modern society.

I really like how the text and the illustrations go together so nicely in this book. The illustrations help the reader to better understand the book and what is going on. It’s an east to follow storyline and I am sure that even the most reluctant reader will be able to enjoy this book.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.