Henry Reed's Baby-sitting Service Author:Keith Robertson "A new business has been formed to serve the greater Grover's Corner area--Henry Reed's Baby-Sitting Service. Henry Reed, a dependable, resourceful, competent young man will take excellent care of you children weekdays and Saturdays during daylight hours, or evening until midnight. — "Don't entrust the children you love to just anyone. Th... more »ey deserve the best. Call Henry Reed. Satisfaction guaranteed."
This is the mimeographed announcement that starts Henry Reed and his good friend and business associate Midge Glass on an entirely new career.
As readers of earlier Henry Reed books already know, Henry is a free-wheeling, enterprising young man who records his multifarious activities in diary form. This account of Henry's baby-sitting summer begins with his first frantic encounter with a dear four-year-old monster named Danny (Henry's battle wounds include a bump on the head, two skinned knees, and a queasy stomach), picks up steam as Henry becomes more and more involved, and ends with what is undoubtedly the only recorded case of peacock-sitting in history.« less