First – some undone business. My initial winner of the Isle of the Lost Prize Pack (kindly provided by Disney Publishing) never contacted me with her email address. I have randomly chosen another. Congratulations Kate Dillon – WINNER & middle school librarian!!! 🙂 I will be contacting you to get the address you want your prize sent to.
NOW ONTO TODAY’S REVIEW!
By Elise Allen & Daryle Conners
208 pages – ages 8+
Published by Disney Hyperion on May 12, 2015
Synopsis- Gabby Duran is a world famous babysitter. She has clients all over the world. But when Gabby gets approached by “Edwina” from the The Association Linking Intergalatics and Earthlings (A.L.I.E.N.) with a special offer, Gabby is reluctant to agree, even with the wages offered. She has other clients! Then Gabby realizes that, with this job, she will have clients that are out of this world! She learns that aliens live on Earth alongside humans. They do a great job of blending in, but they need a babysitter who can be trusted. Babysitting aliens may be more than Gabby bargained for.
What I Thought- This was a great story about how you should go all in for what you like to do, and do it well. Gabby sacrificed her own free-time (and sometimes her safety) for other people. Gabby really is a role model. She’s clever, fun, and plays an instrument in school band. The plot is exciting and full of twists and turns. I like the character of Lee, Gabby’s best friend. She’s an eccentric, smart, geeky inventor. The authors really capture the sense of realism, even in the midst of aliens. Their writing style kept me reading and offered a fresh twist on a babysitting story. Boys and girls will like this one. The book was funny, action-packed, and altogether a great read.