Despite the silly title and humorous “TALES FROM THE CRIB” anecdotes from real-life babysitters, this book is not a joke — it’s a wealth of helpful information! I especially like the fact that it begins with information about what you can expect as a babysitter and includes a quiz to see if you’re ready for the job. The book is presented in three major sections: Babysitting Breakdown, Essential Skills, and Business Basics. Aside from the thorough index, there is also a list of resources for the topics Basic Training, In Case of Emergency, and Edu-tainment. I would recommend this book to anyone who thinks s/he is ready to babysit, and I think it belongs in the YA non-fiction collection of every school or public library.