Everybody in Stoneybrook has gone beauty-pageant crazy!
Little Miss Stoneybrook ...and Dawn
|The Baby-Sitter's Club, # 15|
August 1988, Scholastic
Five BSC Charges (Karen Brewer , Claire & Margo Pike , Myriah Perkins , & Charlotte Johanssen ) decide they want to compete in the Little Miss Stoneybrook Pageant . Kristy helps prepare Karen, Dawn helps Claire & Margo, Mary Anne helps Myriah, and Claudia works with Charlotte. The baby-sitters are intensely competitive as each would like her charge to win the pageant. But with crazy talents, stage fright, and intense pageant competitors, things get a little crazy. Eventually, Charlotts develops stage fright and runs off the stage, Claire, Karen & Margo flub up their interview questions, and Myriah goes on to win first runner up. Her prize is a shopping spree at Toy City. Other known competitors are Sabrina Bouvier (grand prize winner) and Lisa Shermer (second runner up).
Dawn's a little jealous when there's a formal ceremony to welcome Jessi and Mallory into the Baby-sitters Club. Don't people know that Dawn's a special baby-sitter, too? Then it's Dawn's turn to shine. Mrs. Pike wants Dawn to help prepare Margo and Claire for the Little Miss Stoneybrook contest. So what if Margo's only talent is peeling a banana with her feet? Dawn's going to help her charges with that contest any way she can.
The only trouble is...Kristy, Mary Anne, and Claudia are helping Karen, Myriah, and Charlotte enter the contest, too. And nobody's sure where the competition is fiercer: at the pageant- or at the Baby-sitters Club!
Claire Pike - talent is to sing a schoolyard version of the Popeye theme song and do a little dance in a sailor outfit
Margo Pike - can peel a banana with her feet and recite The House That Jack Built
Karen Brewer - Sang The Wheels on the Bus including several made up verses.