THis book is full of real letters you take out of envelopes and postcards you look at and read. It is a really neat book for girls.
From Publishers Weekly
Sure to be coveted by the hordes of Baby-sitters fans, this lavish and well-thought-out production is designed in the style of The Jolly Postman and the Griffin and Sabine books. Its pages are stuffed with greeting cards that can be opened up and read; envelopes filled with letters and appealing trinkets (a neon friendship bracelet, a "handmade" bookmark and a strip of photos); reproductions of postcards, etc. The flow of correspondence starts up when Kristy, stuck in the hospital while her fellow club-members are away on various summer vacations, starts an unusual chain letter in which the writer must "divulge a secret to one person. . . . Then that person has to send a secret to one other person, and so on." The secrets, which frequently refer to previous episodes in the series, range from the slapstick to the poignant. The use of language, the choice of stationery and the distinct handwriting styles are in keeping with each of the characters. The utterly authentic preteen sensibility is enhanced by the combinations of stickers, rubber-stamp designs and goofy slogans which grace the missives and their envelopes. Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Card catalog description
While Kristy is in the hospital recovering from an appendectomy, she receives a chain letter for telling secrets, which throughout the summer circulates around the United States to her fellow club members, who are having better summer vacations than Kristy.
This book was a great addition to the Baby-Sitters Club series! It tells the story of all the BSC members while they are all on summer vacations while Kristy is stuck in the hospital recovering from appenditis. She gets a chain letter from her friend Robin, which instructs her to include a secret of hers and send it on to a friend. It eventually goes all around the country, tellin a great story of all the Baby-Sitters. A must read if you've ever read the Baby-Sitters club.