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Another graphic novel in this fun series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister! Karen is having a terrible day. Her favorite jeans are missing, there's no prize in the Crunch-O cereal box, and Boo-Boo the cat won't play with her. She even gets punished and sent to her room! Karen tries everything to make her day better, but nothing is going Another graphic novel in this fun series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister! Karen is having a terrible day. Her favorite jeans are missing, there's no prize in the Crunch-O cereal box, and Boo-Boo the cat won't play with her. She even gets punished and sent to her room! Karen tries everything to make her day better, but nothing is going right and her bad luck just won't go away. Will this be the worst day ever?


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Another graphic novel in this fun series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister! Karen is having a terrible day. Her favorite jeans are missing, there's no prize in the Crunch-O cereal box, and Boo-Boo the cat won't play with her. She even gets punished and sent to her room! Karen tries everything to make her day better, but nothing is going Another graphic novel in this fun series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister! Karen is having a terrible day. Her favorite jeans are missing, there's no prize in the Crunch-O cereal box, and Boo-Boo the cat won't play with her. She even gets punished and sent to her room! Karen tries everything to make her day better, but nothing is going right and her bad luck just won't go away. Will this be the worst day ever?

30 review for Karen's Worst Day

  1. 4 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    Oh boy. A whole book of Karen being bratty and whiny as she catalogues her gripes about the day. I was too worn down by the pessimism to care when things started to turn around for her.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Amanda M (The Curly Reader)

    I think I've just realized that the BSLS adaptations aren't doing it for me the way the BSC ones are. Karen is so bratty it's not appealing to read at all. I don't even know if I want to encourage my kids to read these because of her behavior. I haven't read the source material in so long I couldn't say whether this is from the source or not. But in a time when I would like to think we have evolved to not wanting to teach our kids to talk to their siblings and friends with such disdain, I don't I think I've just realized that the BSLS adaptations aren't doing it for me the way the BSC ones are. Karen is so bratty it's not appealing to read at all. I don't even know if I want to encourage my kids to read these because of her behavior. I haven't read the source material in so long I couldn't say whether this is from the source or not. But in a time when I would like to think we have evolved to not wanting to teach our kids to talk to their siblings and friends with such disdain, I don't think I will be continuing to pick up this series.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Brown

    Another fun retelling of one of my childhood favorites! I hope they do the whole series like this!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Karley Barfield

    Text-to-Self Connection Karen is having a very bad day! She believes this day cannot get any worse. I feel her pain, I have had plenty of days that I think will never end or never get better. Karen does not have a good attitude in this book and I feel that if she would have changed her view on everything bad that kept happening it will help her remain calm and accept this might not be her best day. I can relate but on bad days I just stop what I'm doing and reflect on my attitude and remain calm. Text-to-Self Connection Karen is having a very bad day! She believes this day cannot get any worse. I feel her pain, I have had plenty of days that I think will never end or never get better. Karen does not have a good attitude in this book and I feel that if she would have changed her view on everything bad that kept happening it will help her remain calm and accept this might not be her best day. I can relate but on bad days I just stop what I'm doing and reflect on my attitude and remain calm. Karen is younger but it is important to have children reflect on their self and not overreact when they don't always get their way. Her step-mother gave her the idea of pretend to wake up and begin on a new day; on the same day. This is a positive thing to do on a bad day!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    Ok, that was super cute. I loved how sweet Sam and Charlie were to Karen.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sawyer

    I read these with my 6 and 4 year old and although we love the series, I think this one was a bit of downer. So many bad things happened to Karen, it went on forever.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Hishi Mochi

    This book isn't as entertaining as the previous books in the series, because this time, Karen acts like a bratty and whiny. This book isn't as entertaining as the previous books in the series, because this time, Karen acts like a bratty and whiny.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Christy Broderick

    Karen started her day off really bad and it just got worse from there. She learns from there that things can get better if you look at things differently and keep a positive attitude. Another cute story!

  9. 5 out of 5

    M. Reads Books and Fics

    This book was okay. I think the other set of graphic novels about the babysitter club is better. I know Karen is six, but she was just very unlikeable in this book. I do love the illustrations though!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Riley

    Another cute retelling done by Farina. There's not much plot to it, but it warms my heart rereading them as an adult. Another cute retelling done by Farina. There's not much plot to it, but it warms my heart rereading them as an adult.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Omar Luna

    Good

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sunshine

    Karen has had a bad day. Andrew gets the toy in the surprise box but wants to share but Karen takes her bad day out on everyone.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    Can Katy Farina just adapt every Little Sister book into graphic novels? They're so good, I'm even willing to overlook the glaring error she made when she mislabeled the Little House pets. Rocky is supposed to be the cat, and Midgie is supposed to be the dog. DUH. </s> Can Katy Farina just adapt every Little Sister book into graphic novels? They're so good, I'm even willing to overlook the glaring error she made when she mislabeled the Little House pets. Rocky is supposed to be the cat, and Midgie is supposed to be the dog. DUH. </s>

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alison

    We all have bad days but Karen sounded over the top. Maybe it’s the GN format? I know it’s possible to nail those awful-bad-day feelings in a book. (The Ramona books do it quite well)

  15. 4 out of 5

    Shacoria

    This book is not bad, but it's not as good as the first book in this series. The main character (Karen) comes off as somewhat of a brat in this one. The whole thing felt a bit too cheesy for my liking. This book is not bad, but it's not as good as the first book in this series. The main character (Karen) comes off as somewhat of a brat in this one. The whole thing felt a bit too cheesy for my liking.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Melody

    I liked that Karen started over her day and her day got better.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Annamarie Carlson (she, her)

    Karen's day started off bad--she fell out of bed after a bad dream and then couldn't find her sparkly new jeans. But things just kept getting worse! She can't play with her friends because of her cast, the household pets keep running away from her, and even the ice cream truck is out of her favorite flavor. And no matter what she does, nothing gets better--she ends up having 14 bad things happen to her in just one day! That has to be a record, right? I have to admit, at first I wasn't feeling muc Karen's day started off bad--she fell out of bed after a bad dream and then couldn't find her sparkly new jeans. But things just kept getting worse! She can't play with her friends because of her cast, the household pets keep running away from her, and even the ice cream truck is out of her favorite flavor. And no matter what she does, nothing gets better--she ends up having 14 bad things happen to her in just one day! That has to be a record, right? I have to admit, at first I wasn't feeling much pity for Karen, until we receive the reminder that she is just six. I associate the Baby-Sitters Club with 12-year-olds, so when I picture Karen, for some reason I imagine her closer to 9-10. While this is a quick read with a simple storyline, it may appease the constantly-growing desire for the next Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel (readers are always, always asking for more!).

  18. 5 out of 5

    Katie R.

    It was a great book the best baby Sitters little sister book yet and there 3 of them this was the third it was a pretty bad bad day 😁

  19. 4 out of 5

    Hope Burmeister

    It was a fun read and kept me interested the whole way through. It wasn’t my favourite of the three novels because it was almost frustrating how many bad things were happening to Karen. My heart broke when she yelled at Andrew. Andrew has got to be one of my favourite characters. He’s just so sweet. I’d love to see more adaptions of books in the series I grew up with such as Karen’s birthday and Karen’s wedding (I think that’s what it’s called).

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Carruba

    Another cute entry in this series. I love how Farina draws the cat's expression, and the way Karen's older step-brothers helped turn her bad day around very sweet. Another cute entry in this series. I love how Farina draws the cat's expression, and the way Karen's older step-brothers helped turn her bad day around very sweet.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Breanna Clark

    Kind of obsessed with the way that most of Karen’s bad luck was her own fault lol. She wasn’t /as bad/ as she sometimes is though and that’s what makes the older little sister books easier to get through than the later ones.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    I did not like this book quite as much as the previous two graphic novels in the series. Karen was a brat and cried about every minor inconvenience in her day. In the end, she slightly redeemed herself by apologizing for her behavior and expressing gratitude for Elizabeth, her stepmother.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lisa D

    Loved it! Cute book! Love this series!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tracy (A Good Novel)

    This is definitely my favorite of the three so far. While there is a fair bit of bad behavior from Karen, the second half of it is expressly about apologizing and emotional intelligence (Karen knows she acted incorrectly and doesn't need to be told to apologize), so that's good. What I liked the most was it having a heavy focus on Karen having positive relationships with her stepfamily. It's awesome to see scenes between Karen and Elizabeth, especially because Karen respects Elizabeth as her step This is definitely my favorite of the three so far. While there is a fair bit of bad behavior from Karen, the second half of it is expressly about apologizing and emotional intelligence (Karen knows she acted incorrectly and doesn't need to be told to apologize), so that's good. What I liked the most was it having a heavy focus on Karen having positive relationships with her stepfamily. It's awesome to see scenes between Karen and Elizabeth, especially because Karen respects Elizabeth as her stepmom (and Elizabeth's word is taken as permission to do something, instead of Watson being painted as the only one whose opinion matters). Karen's relationship with Kristy continues to be sweet and this one has a scene where Kristy's brothers take Karen out for ice cream. I mentioned this when I appeared on a friend's podcast, but I really appreciate the BSC franchise in all forms for featuring multiple positive depictions of blended families, because that still feels like a huge rarity in media at large, not just for kids.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Anna Salvesen

    In this book, Karen broke her wrist. She had a bad dream and fell out of bed, and then Kristy heard it. Kristy helped her get dressed and so many bad things happened to Karen that day. Falling out of bed was the first thing. Then there was no prize in her Crunch O cereal, her favorite TV show, her friend knew that she broke her wrist but still asked her to go bike riding if though she knew she couldn't go, her stuffed animal broke, and then they were out of her favorite ice cream at the ice crea In this book, Karen broke her wrist. She had a bad dream and fell out of bed, and then Kristy heard it. Kristy helped her get dressed and so many bad things happened to Karen that day. Falling out of bed was the first thing. Then there was no prize in her Crunch O cereal, her favorite TV show, her friend knew that she broke her wrist but still asked her to go bike riding if though she knew she couldn't go, her stuffed animal broke, and then they were out of her favorite ice cream at the ice cream truck. At dinner that night, everyone told her about their worst days and then she felt better. Her older brothers, Sam and Charlie, took her to the ice cream parlor for a root beer float after dinner. And then one of Sam's friends came over and one of them thought she was 26. She called her friend and apologized for yelling at her when she invited her to go for a bike ride. She had a better night than her day.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    This book is almost exactly like the original book of the series except it takes out all of the outdated parts of the original book which mention popular movies, TV shows, or books of the 1980's. My 7 year old daughter read this book right after reading the chapter book version with me. She told me she preferred this book more because it has better pictures. However, I was told to give both versions of the book 5 stars which I will happily do since reading these books brings back many happy memo This book is almost exactly like the original book of the series except it takes out all of the outdated parts of the original book which mention popular movies, TV shows, or books of the 1980's. My 7 year old daughter read this book right after reading the chapter book version with me. She told me she preferred this book more because it has better pictures. However, I was told to give both versions of the book 5 stars which I will happily do since reading these books brings back many happy memories of reading the Baby-sitter's Club series as a kid. I love seeing that the two Baby-sitter's Club series are making a come back mostly because they are being redone in a graphic novel format. I just hope kids of today will give the chapter book versions a shot too and not just read the graphic versions of the books.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    This instalment is a little bit better, in that it really captures the feeling of outrage at how unfair a day can be while still showing how insufferable Karen's behaviour is. I think some of the problem I have connecting with this series became a little clearer in this one, where Karen goes out with her older siblings and gets to meet teens who pretend to think she's their age. It's a pet peeve of mine when a book aimed at a small child has these winks and nods that older people do that the kid This instalment is a little bit better, in that it really captures the feeling of outrage at how unfair a day can be while still showing how insufferable Karen's behaviour is. I think some of the problem I have connecting with this series became a little clearer in this one, where Karen goes out with her older siblings and gets to meet teens who pretend to think she's their age. It's a pet peeve of mine when a book aimed at a small child has these winks and nods that older people do that the kid is not aware of. Are the small children reading this meant to believe the teens think Karen is their age, or are they meant to identify at that point with the teens who are having a bit of fun without Karen's knowledge? In any case, the bubbly drawings and the adjacency of this series to its older counterpart will continue to appeal to young kids and they will probably read on.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jesse

    Maybe it's just the serial nature of the series, but I feel like there have been some missed opportunities to bring storylines full circle within each book. It's been a million years since I read the chapter books, so I'm not sure how much leeway the adaptations have; maybe this is an issue that existed in the original books. Either way, my daughter enjoyed reading the story and tells everyone she talks to about how Karen broke her arm roller skating. :) I took the opportunity to point out some Maybe it's just the serial nature of the series, but I feel like there have been some missed opportunities to bring storylines full circle within each book. It's been a million years since I read the chapter books, so I'm not sure how much leeway the adaptations have; maybe this is an issue that existed in the original books. Either way, my daughter enjoyed reading the story and tells everyone she talks to about how Karen broke her arm roller skating. :) I took the opportunity to point out some of the larger messages and we both enjoy the illustrations. We're looking forward to #4 this summer!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Holli Keel

    I grabbed this from a little free library because I thought it was a graphic novel version of the baby sitter’s club, which I read when I was younger. When I saw it was the little sister, I almost gave it away but decided to give it a chance first. My six-year-old made me keep reading it to him all the way through in one sitting once I started, so I gave it an extra star for that! Otherwise, it wasn’t that great, and we noticed that Karen cries on almost every single page of the book. Still, my I grabbed this from a little free library because I thought it was a graphic novel version of the baby sitter’s club, which I read when I was younger. When I saw it was the little sister, I almost gave it away but decided to give it a chance first. My six-year-old made me keep reading it to him all the way through in one sitting once I started, so I gave it an extra star for that! Otherwise, it wasn’t that great, and we noticed that Karen cries on almost every single page of the book. Still, my kid liked it enough that I have borrowed from the library the first one in the series and already started reading it to him.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ellon

    I think the Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphic Novel series just keeps getting better! Karen is still a little bit bratty but in this book it's slightly more understandable because of all the bad things that happen to her. She also realizes pretty quickly that even though bad things are happening to her, she shouldn't be mean to those around her. While a little less exciting than the other books in this series, I like this one the most because of the positive message. Was it just me or did it se I think the Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphic Novel series just keeps getting better! Karen is still a little bit bratty but in this book it's slightly more understandable because of all the bad things that happen to her. She also realizes pretty quickly that even though bad things are happening to her, she shouldn't be mean to those around her. While a little less exciting than the other books in this series, I like this one the most because of the positive message. Was it just me or did it seem way shorter than the first two?

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