Sooner or later, Mommy and Daddy will need to go someplace on their own. But how should a baby sitter, as a concept and a real person, be introduced? Ask Angus the Answer Dog. This cheerful Yorkie anticipates every question a child might have about what happens when a baby sitter comes over and answers with upbeat honesty. Each two-page spread asks a question: "Why do I have to have a baby sitter?" "Why can't I just go with Mommy and Daddy?" "What if I get hungry when the baby sitter comes?" "Do baby sitters have children like me?" and more. Many of Angus's responses include a suggestion to make a list before the sitter arrives: about favorite foods, activities, and bedtime routines. A paw print in each section indicates a little game or idea to help "baby sittees" get used to the idea of a baby sitter.
Heidi Murkoff, co-author of the bestselling pregnancy book, What to Expect When You're Expecting, writes lucidly and honestly in this book. Laura Rader's fun, cartoonish illustrations make baby sitters look like loads of fun! With the help of Angus and this appealing read-aloud book, your child will soon be waving you off with a mere "See you later, alligator!"
Reading level: Ages 2-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperFestival (2000)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches