Original Publication Date: 2006
Ghostwriter? No, the text copyright is for Ann M. Martin.
Illustrator: Raina Telgemeier
Like all the graphic novels, this is a re-telling of one of the first books in a different format: The Truth About Stacey. Things are pretty much the same, even down to the fake names Kristy gives the Baby-sitters Agency. There are some more details about Stacey's diabetes (like a conversation with her parents about her blood sugar numbers) and reaction shots to things like Stacey being diagnosed with diabetes (this time in a hospital after fainting and being rushed in an ambulance) and the Baby-sitters Agency.
Established or continued in this book:
The Girls (and Logan):
Claudia candy: Lifesavers, package of cookies
The girls with their Kid-Kits (they used the same sort of boxes I did):
Claudia's family has lots of board games.
The Club (and clients):
Lucy Newton weighed NINE POUNDS at birth. Terrifying. (My kids weighed 6 lb 11 oz, 7 lb 3 oz, and 7 lb 1 oz; in that order)
Stacey and Charlotte:
The drawings of the school look about how I'd pictured SMS.
Stacey leaves opened scissors on the floor as she wraps Christmas presents. Looking at the picture, it's like I can hear my dad saying not to leave scissors open.
Martin dedicates this book to her "old pal, Claudia Werner," and Telgemeier gives "very big thanks to Marion Vitus, Adam Girardet, Duane Ballanger, Lisa Jonte, Arthur Levine, KC Whitehall, and Hope Larson. As always, a huge thank you to my family, my friends, and especially, Dave."
Okay, here's a big difference from the 1986 book: they play music on a CD!
Laine's wearing braces on her teeth.
Stacey and Laine in Times Square:
Stacey's dinner broken down into diabetic-relevant nutritional information: