Don't Sit on the Baby! the Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting by Halley Bondy

Don't Sit on the Baby! the Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting

Written by Halley Bondy
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Don't Sit on the Baby! the Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting by Halley Bondy

Babysitting is one of the most popular part-time jobs for teens, but caring for kids is no easy feat. Offering a ton of useful tips, this funny, modern no-nonsense guide covers all the basics any babysitting hopeful needs to know, and much more.


With light humor and ample encouragement, Bondy introduces prospective babysitters to the basics...(this book will) entertain and ease readers into their first gig. -- Publishers Weekly Teens can learn all they need to know to become savvy sitters with this guide...The book's friendly tone and common-sense advice suit both brand-new sitters and those who are looking to improve their skills. -- Kirkus Reviews Bondy writes in a tone that is fresh and authentic....An attractive package bolstered with anecdotes from real-life teen sitters, this is a solid, useful choice for all libraries. -- Booklist

About the Author

Halley Bondy is a Brooklyn-based writer who has worked as a news reporter for the Newark Star Ledger, an arts journalist for Back Stage, and a music editor for MTV Iggy. She started babysitting as a teenager, joined the Barnard Babysitting Agency in college, and worked as a full-time nanny from 2007 to 2008.

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127 pages


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Publication date

25th June 2012



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