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Don’t Sit On the Baby
The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting

New Book for YA Readers is a must-have for any teen looking to break into the world of babysitting

Babysitting is one of the most popular part-time jobs for teens, but caring for kids is no easy feat. In Don’t Sit on the Baby! (June 2012; Zest Books; $12.99 US; 128 pages; illustrated; paperback; ISBN-13: 978-0-9827322-3-6), author Halley Bondy offers babysitting basics and useful tips in a funny, no-nonsense manner.

Aspiring babysitters will learn about everything from diaper rash, to CPR, to how much to charge for their services. Don’t Sit on the Baby! also includes:

• What to expect from kids age 0 to 10
• Tips for finding (and keeping) the perfect babysitting gig
• Strategies for communicating with parents
• Real-life stories from teens about their experiences on the job

PLUS: A babysitting personality quiz, helpful fill-in sheets, and kid-friendly recipes teens can use to make mealtime more fun!

For more information, review copies, author interviews, excerpts or images, please contact Zest Books publicity department at 415.777.8654 or

Don’t Sit on the Baby!
The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting

by Halley Bondy
June 2012; $12.99 US;
128 pages; two color; illustrations; paperback original
Ages 12+, Teen nonfiction
ISBN-13: 978-0-9827322-3-6

Halley Bondy is a Brooklyn-based writer who has worked as a news reporter for the Newark Star Ledger, an arts journalist for Back Stage, and an associate editor for MTV Iggy. She started babysitting as a teenager, joined the Barnard Babysitting Agency in college, and recently worked as a full-time nanny.