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So You Think You Babysit Monsters

So You Think You Babysit Monsters? (The Abercrombie Family Business: Totally True, Tir Griffin Story #1) | Book Spotlight

The Children’s Book Review | March 26, 2014

So You Think You Babysit Monsters?So You Think You Babysit Monsters? (The Abercrombie Family Business: Totally True, Tir Griffin Story #1)

Written by Leslie A. Susskind.

Reading level: Ages 7-13

Paperback: 189 pages

“Help!  The little boy I’m babysitting just turned into a monster!”

When you’re 13, life can be tough enough just trying to fit in.  But when little Michael Roper turns into a monster before her eyes,  Mackenzie Abercrombie realizes that her regular, every-day life is over. From now on, fitting in could be almost impossible! That’s because Mackenzie’s family is made up of a 2,000+ year-old line of Magic Minders.  All of the kids she’s babysat for the past year are baby monsters (or Magic Ones, as they like to be called) in disguise. It’s up to her to keep them safe from the local humans and to keep the local humans safe from them. Her neighborhood’s Ground Hog’s Day Festival is just around the corner and a cute new boy named Ben has joined her class.  Mackenzie has enough to worry about without being responsible for the neighborhood monster population! But in just two weeks, facing social annihilation, the Earth threatening to split apart, and world domination in the works, it becomes perfectly clear that an Undercover Magic Minder is just what the neighborhood monster – and mortal – population needs.  Most importantly, how does Ben, the new boy, fit in … and is he keeping a secret from her?

About the Author

Leslie A. Susskind lives with her husband, daughters and two cats outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she writes children’s books while working in marketing and trying to keep up with everyone’s activities. She is a BIG bookworm and loves to read just about anything she can get her hands on. She also loves to watch home improvement TV shows (and tries to convince her husband to do the projects), sing in choirs, and watch movies (especially anything Jane Austin). Sometimes she can even be found cooking without a microwave. “So you think you babysit monsters?” is the first book in the middle grade series, The Abercrombie Family Business: Totally True, Tir Griffin Story #1. Her other middle grade fantasy books include “The Month of Zephram Mondays,” and “The Tale of Time Warp Tuesday.” Visit:  www.LeslieSusskind.com

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Comments
  • Wonderful opportunity for children. Good job.

    April 2, 2014
  • Congratulations to Kevin K. and Debra W.! You are the two winners of this giveaway. You’ll each be receiving a copy of the book soon. Enjoy!

    April 28, 2014

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