Review of Best Babysitters Ever audiobook

Best Babysitters Ever
by Caroline Cala; read by Bahni Turpin, Sophie Amoss, and Almarie Guerra
Intermediate, Middle School    Listening Library    Rev. 1/19
5 CDs    5.95 hrs.    978-0-5255-2413-7    $45.00

Determined to throw the best joint thirteenth birthday party ever, best friends Malia (the M is silent), Bree, and Dot are in need of some serious cash. Malia comes up with an amazing—albeit borrowed—idea: start a baby-sitters club. After all, how hard could it be? Alternating their third-person narrations, Turpin, Amos, and Guerra take humorous turns as the ever-hopeful Malia, skeptical Dot, and ebullient Bree. Visual gags from the printed book, such as Malia’s creative spelling of her name and the initial website for the club, are communicated in a surprisingly satisfying manner.

From the November/December 2019 Horn Book Magazine.

Eboni Njoku
Eboni Njoku is a children’s librarian at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library Branch of the DC Public Library.

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