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Dayee, Frances S.
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Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [2000]

Physical Description:
159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A guide to earning money as a babysitter, with advice on getting customers, safety, and handling emergencies.
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HQ769.5 .D39 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Modern babysitting is serious business--but a sense of humor helps. With three new chapters and all-new hilarious cartoons, this book poses real-life situations, encouraging readers to be the decision-makers. Don't miss the "A Babysitting Kit" chapter!

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 6-8. Dayee gives a wealth of thoughtful, constructive advice intended for girls and boys just beginning to baby-sit, while providing a valuable brushup for experienced sitters as well. Interwoven with practical wisdom on advertising, fees, interviewing, safety, and characteristics of children is an emphasis on the need to be conscientious, reliable, and trustworthy. Pertinent anecdotes and humorous line drawings reinforce the sense of dealing with real-life situations. Libraries that offer the American Red Cross baby-sitting workshops may wish to have several copies of this title, and librarians should be aware of what sitters are paid locally, since the figures Dayee uses as general guidelines may be too low. A discretely patterned dust jacket ensures unisex appeal--a plus. --Phillis Wilson

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-- A well-written and informative guide for beginning or would-be babysitters. The emphasis is on safety, both that of the charges and of the sitter, but the book also includes valuable advice on how to get jobs, decide on fees, interact with the children and their parents, and involve the sitter's parents in the work arrangements. The humorous cartoon illustrations serve to reinforce the points of the text and are well integrated into the design of the book. This above-average book covers a wide variety of relevant topics in an upbeat, readable style. Most public and school libraries will want to add it to their collections. --Trish Ebbatson, Delaware County District Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.