If there's one thing that Kevin doesn't like, it's a baby-sitter. But his mother has to go to night school and he's too young to be left alone. Besides, his baby-sitter, Mrs. Lovey Pritchard, has already arrived and Kevin's mother is late for class. Mrs. Pritchard is a plump older woman with white hair and glasses. She pinches Kevin's cheek and tells him, "You can call me Aunt Lovey, sugar dumpling." Kevin has other plans, though. Once his mother leaves, he thinks about leaving himself. He hides on the back porch and expects Aunt Lovey to look for him. But she doesn't. Kevin sneaks into the kitchen and eats the last piece of cake and waits for Aunt Lovey to come after him. But she doesn't. Aunt Lovey is too busy sitting on the sofa and watching the baseball game on television. She's even brought along her baseball hat, a pennant, and a stack of baseball cards. Kevin can't believe his eyes. Because if there is one thing Kevin likes, it's baseball. Sure enough, by the time Kevin's mother gets home from class, Aunt Lovey is no longer his baby-sitter, she's his friend. Any child who's ever had to stay home with a baby-sitter — and any parent who's had to leave them — will appreciate Dolores Johnson's familiar and funny story. Her colorful illustrations are warm and expressive and beautifully record Kevin's gradual acceptance of Aunt Lovey. Young readers will certainly be as surprised as Kevin is when he discovers just how much a little boy can have in common with an older woman. Sometimes looks are truly deceiving.