Review: The Babysitter (Saccharin Valley Twits and Fiends #1) by Polly Esther Rayon
This one follows a typical plot. The parents of the twins (and of their older brother Steven) are going away for a few days, so naturally they invite a complete stranger to stay in their house and look after their children. The babysitter, seventeen year old Piper is soon revealed to be a witch and happily goes about casting spells and trying to get revenge on the Wastefeld kids for reasons that will be hilarious to anyone who ever read the original series. And despite their all round incompetence, the Wastefeld's find a way to defeat Piper at every turn. The author cleverly plays up some of the plot devices of the original, including one that always bothered me, even when I was kid--how come children in the sixth grade were being assigned books that are well above their reading level. (It's no wonder Jessica struggled at school.)
I enjoyed this one from start to finished and hope to get to the next book in the series soon.