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Mary Anne just loves her little kitten, Tigger. So when he disappears one afternoon, Mary Anne is a little concerned. The next morning Tigger is still missing. . .and Mary Anne is frantic. It's time for an emergency meeting of the Baby-sitters Club.The girls pool together a reward for the return of Tigger, and they search everywhere for him. But there's still no sign of hiMary Anne just loves her little kitten, Tigger. So when he disappears one afternoon, Mary Anne is a little concerned. The next morning Tigger is still missing. . .and Mary Anne is frantic. It's time for an emergency meeting of the Baby-sitters Club.The girls pool together a reward for the return of Tigger, and they search everywhere for him. But there's still no sign of him. . .until Mary Anne receives a frightening letter int he mail. Someone has taken Tigger and Mary Anne must pay a hundred dollars to get him back.Is this some mean practical joke. . .or has Tigger really been cat-napped?...

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Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger Reviews

  • Ciara
    2019-02-18 15:54

    ugh. mary anne spier at her, mary anne's dad used to be kind of over-protective because he's a single parent & was trying too hard to be both mom & dad to her. in book #4, they had a talk after mary anne saved jenny prezzioso from a high fever, & mr. spier has loosened up a bit. he even let mary anne adopt tigger, the perpetual wonder kitten. this book opens with dawn & mary anne biking downtown to pick up some more cat toys for tigger. apparently he bats them behind the fridge & mary anne has to constantly buy more, instead of moving the fridge aside & sweeping them out. you're supposed to brush all the dust out of the coils behind your fridge anyway once a year, it's not like they can't be moved. anyway.a couple of days later, mary anne is hanging out in her yard with logan after school. logan isn't allowed inside when mr. spier isn't home, lest mary anne & logan...have sex? i don't know. it's kind of weird. mary anne has let tigger outside to play too, & is visited by jamie newton & charlotte johannssen, both of whom want to play with tigger. mary anne starts to tell logan that she thinks maybe she over-protects tigger in the same way that her dad used to over-protect her & he snaps, "again?" it was kind of mean of him (mary anne agrees), but it also cracked me up to think that this is a regular topic of conversation for mary anne. i just imagine her tying ribbons on to tigger's tail & asking logan, "do you think this is too much like how my dad used to make me wear braids?" or trying to force tigger to sleep in a navy blue-&-yellow cat bed, & asking logan, "is it wrong of me to impose my aesthetic decorating preferences on to tigger? perhaps he prefers pink." mary anne lets it go, & when it's time for her BSC meeting, she decides to leave tigger outside. he seems reluctant to go in.when she comes home from the meeting, she can't find tigger anywhere. her dad helps her look when he gets home from work (continuity fail: this book supposedly takes place right after mother's day, so late may or early june, but it's dark enough to require flashlights at 7pm when richard gets home from work), but they can't find him. mary anne sleeps fitfully, worrying about tigger. tigger is still missing when she gets up in the morning.she tells the other BSC members what's going on, & kristy proposes that they make a missing poster & plaster the neighborhood. all of the babysitters contribute what little money they have so they can offer a reward. an entire chapter is dedicated to the pursuit of crafting the perfect missing cat poster. i wish it would have gone something like this, but sadly, it does not. mary anne even letters the poster herself to avoid the perils of claudia's shaky grasp on basic spelling. kristy has her mom run off posters at her office, & the babysitters reconvene in the morning to poster the neighborhood (logan included).at some point in here, maybe when mary anne is telling everyone how tigger is missing at a babysitters club meeting, she starts crying & brazenly admits that she looked at logan, waiting for him to comfort her. way to emotionally manipulate him, mary anne. logan fails to take the bait & claudia hugs mary anne instead. (mary anne imagines that claudia gives logan a dirty look while she does it.) when she cries again later, she again expects logan to comfort her. instead he tells her to pull herself together because she's being "too sensitive" & "acting like a girl." mary anne replies that there's nothing wrong with being sensitive, & anyway, she IS a girl. i wish she had also said that hello! there's nothing wrong with being a girl. shut the fuck up, logan. though i do wish mary anne would get a grip. at one point, she actually tells logan, "i think this is the worst thing that's ever happened to me." really? worse than your mom dying of cancer when you were a tiny infant? that cat must shit gold.while they're out putting up posters, a ten-year-old boy approaches mary anne & says that he thinks he saw a cat fitting tigger's description the day before. he basically reads the description right off the poster & arouses mary anne's suspicion when he says he called the cat "tigger" & it responded. he then baldly asks if the $30 reward is for information leading to tigger's return. mary anne blows him off.meanwhile, mary anne has been babysitting a bit for kerry & hunter, logan's siblings. hunter has really, really bad allergies. as someone who had my first round of terrible seasonal allergies this spring, i don't know how hunter resists the impulse to just kill himself. i can't even imagine being that allergic to EVERYTHING. mary anne notices that hunter's allergies seem to be a little worse when he's upstairs, & that kerry is being uncommonly helpful. hmmm...i wonder how this will tie in with the A story?a few days after putting up posters, mary anne receives a ransom note in her mailbox. it's not clear to me how the catnapper knew which house was mary anne's but...let's go with it. the note says that mary anne needs to leave $100 on the big rock in brenner field if she ever wants to see her cat alive again. logan springs into action & concocts a plan where mary anne will stuff an envelope with fake money & leave it on the rock. the other babysitters will hide in the field, ready to accost the catnapper when s/he comes to pick up the money. mary anne will go home after leaving the envelope, & then backtrack to the field to hide & wait. the whole thing goes off without a hitch (despite a lengthy passage in which mary anne frets over how thick to make the envelope, & why she should use monopoly money instead of newspaper or notebook paper--who gives a fuck, mary anne?). the "catnapper" was the same greedy ten-year-old who tried to pass fake info on tigger while they were postering the neighborhood. he doesn't really have tigger, he just wanted money. mary anne yells at him & basically tells him he's an idiot. logan scares the kid by threatening a citizen's arrest. it's all just a big weird red herring, providing fodder for the BSC notebook when dawn sits for the barretts & they are concerned that their ugly little basset hound is going to be houndnapped. don't hold your breath, kids.while mary anne is sitting for just hunter, she notices that his allergies are really, really bad. when she asks him about it, he shows her why. kerry has tigger hidden in a cardboard box in her closet! hunter is allergic to pet dander, so a cat in the house is making his allergies really bad. apparently kerry accidentally catnapped tigger because she thought he was a stray, she's lonely & hasn't made friends in stoneybrook yet, & she hoped her parents would let her get a pet if she proved she could be responsible for one. i question how responsible it is to shut a cat in a cardboard box in a closet for five days, even if you are giving it food & water. what did tigger ever do to land himself in the hole, aside from annoy me with his fictitious friskiness? mary anne takes tigger back, but convinces herself that logan's recent distance & short temper have been because he knew that kerry had tigger & was trying to protect her. this makes no sense, because logan is old enough to realize that the cat secret would have had to come out eventually, & then how could he have ever had mary anne or any of mary anne's friends that know tigger over without them asking why the hell tigger is at his house? this is just another pointless conflict to stretch out the story. eventually logan confesses that he's bummed because he's about to get kicked off the baseball team, & he really had no idea that kerry was hiding tigger in some kind of weird cat closet dungeon. mary anne & logan make up. kerry is punished with having to wash the family cars, & then she's allowed to get a hairless pet & is introduced to charlotte johannssen. & BSC readers are forever tormented by mary anne's continued obsession with her completely mediocre cat.

  • Logan Hughes
    2019-03-09 10:54

    Mary Anne flips out when she loses her cat. She and the club paper the neighborhood with "Lost Cat" flyers. She’s further upset that Logan doesn’t seem to care. After a brief adventure in which the club members fear they are dealing with a ransom kidnapper (it turns out to be a hoax, spurred by the reward offered on the flier), Mary Anne discovers that Logan’s sister Kerry took in the cat because she wants a pet so badly. (Kerry and Logan’s younger brother, Hunter, has a number of allergies, including pet dander.) Mary Anne suspects Logan of knowing all along, but it turns out that he didn’t know, he was just upset about sports stuff.The book effectively conveys the sudden pain and growing despair of a pet loss, but I’m glad this book occurred before #26 and not after, because it would have seemed just viciously petty. Sure, Mary Anne loves her cat, and it’s nice of the club and the neighborhood kids to show interest, but Mary Anne is overly hurt at the presence of other thoughts in Logan’s head. At the same time, because all the other mystery elements are so clunky and anvilicious, it feels weird that the brusque-Logan runner is such a red herring; we don’t know anything about Logan’s sports situation until he explains it at the end. For a book that hints so heavily at the solution to its mystery, couldn’t it stand to give a little time hinting at the solution to the sub-mystery "What’s up with Logan?"

  • Swankivy
    2019-02-28 10:45

    I was not into the pet-centered books, so I didn't really care that Mary Anne lost her cat. (It also bugged me that he was "a kitten" for like a million years in this series.) But that was the plot, so we went with it.My sister had a cat that used to play with the same kinds of toys that were described in this story, so the fact that the cat would hit them behind the fridge was really visual to me for some reason. I can still picture the row of cat toy balls lined up behind the fridge which everyone is too lazy to retract.So the cat is missing, and Logan (Mary Anne's boyfriend) has a brother name Hunter whose allergies are suddenly focused on with ridiculous clarity to the point that you of course know what's going on as soon as they mention it. Also, Logan is inexplicably a jerk in this book, and even though we later find out that he is irritable because he's about to get kicked off his sports team, Mary Anne has some kind of dumb misunderstanding over thinking her boyfriend was trying to hide that his brother had kidnapped her cat. Of course, no. He's being a jerk for another reason. These "people blatantly misunderstand each other to add dramatic tension" plots never made sense to me.

  • Lisa
    2019-03-19 12:04

    Mary Anne decides she is babying Tigger like hee father used to baby her. She leaves Tigger outside to play while she is at a BSC meeting.Tigger goes missing. Mary Anne assumes he has been cat napped (causing mass panic to all pet owning kids in Stonybrooke). Logan acts lile a jerk. Mary Anne cries. The BSC members make lost cat posters, but after 5 days they start to think he's dead and Mary Anne should get a new cat (jeez, harsh friends!)Does Mary Anne find Tigger? Do Mary Anne and Logan make up??You must read it to find out.

  • Samantha
    2019-02-22 13:03

    Mary Anne books are so hit or miss. They're either pretty decent or just total steaming dumpster fires. This one was in the dumpster fire category, honestly. I have never liked the 'kid hides an animal from friends and family trope' and this happens a couple of times in the BSC-verse (notably in New York, New York when Kristy finds a stray dog in Central Park).Anyway, Logan Bruno is also a sort of horrible person sometimes. He's been pretty consistently dickish in other books, and he was really bad in this one. He could have just been honest about his issue from the get-go instead of snapping and being nasty, but that would be to easy for Logan Bruno.

  • Samantha
    2019-03-08 13:55

    2★One of the more mediocre books within the series.

  • lisa
    2019-02-23 10:55

    Mary Anne loses her kitten Tigger in this book. She devastated, and enlists the BSC to track him down. Logan is moody and unhelpful. Mimi is oddly confused. (Foreshadowing!) This was one of the first BSC books I read. For some reason, I thought I really liked Mary Anne at the time, so I got a lot of her books at a thrift store. This was boring to me as a kid, and I was horrified by the end of the book. I was seven when I read this book.Things I remember from reading this as a kid:I remember almost everything about it, since it was one of the first BSC books I read, and one of the few I actually owned. I remember the kids in the neighborhood coming to play with Tigger, I remember how mean Logan is to Mary Anne, I remember Mary Anne crying nonstop. This is probably the book that made me realize how lame Mary Anne is.When it was revealed toward the end of the book that Kerry Bruno, Logan's little sister, was the one who took Tigger, and then kept him in a box in her closet I was shocked. Not because I hadn't suspected Kerry, and it was such an amazing twist, but because I could not believe a kid would think it was a good idea to keep a kitten hidden away in a dark closet. I distinctly remember the creepy chills it sent down my spine. My family had a lot of various kittens and cats around the house when I was growing up, and I could not believe that someone would be so cruel to never let a small, playful kitten out of their closet. And then, to add salt to the wound, she isn't even really punished. Instead she's rewarded with a new pet that her brother won't be allergic to, and a trip to a friend's house. This got on my nerves as a kid. As an adult. . .Things I've considered since reading this as an adult:. . . it still gets on my nerves, and I still hate how Kerry kept Tigger in a box in her dark closet.Logan is really awful to Mary Anne in this book, even before she loses Tigger. He sits around her yard and mopes (without telling her what's wrong), he snaps at her, he ignores her when she talks to him about Tigger, he tells her she's acting like a sensitive girl. Later on he tells Mary Anne that he's upset because he's having trouble with his baseball team, but I don't think this is appropriate excuse for being so INsensitive to Mary Anne, especially since we never hear about this problem again. I remember Logan being on the baseball team later in the series, and seeming to do just fine. However, I do see his point about Mary Anne completely overreacting to Tigger's disappearance. It's a missing kitten for heaven's sake, not a missing child. She thinks this is the worst thing that's ever happened to her? Must be nice. When Tigger is found in Logan's sister's closet she assumes that Logan knew all about it, and didn't tell her. She is angry with him for no good reason (although again, Logan is partially to blame for not discussing his problems with Mary Anne).As a kid I don't remember being freaked out by the creepy kid who sends Mary Anne a ransom note. As an adult, I can't believe this kid. He's clearly got some mental issues, to be sending a ransom note threatening someone's cat just to make a hundred dollars. He doesn't seem to care that he lies about it either, or that he gets caught. He seems more mad that he doesn't get his money. What I don't really get is how not one of the baby sitters knows who this kid is. Presumably, Stoneybrook is a small town (a fact Dawn mentions later) and the kid lives fairly close to Mary Anne if he sees her putting up posters. The BSC do so much baby sitting in the area that I don't buy that they don't know this kid, or that they never see him again.Claudia "had a bad feeling about things, overall." She thinks it's about Tigger being missing, and mostly likely dead. However, Tigger is fine, as Mary Anne discovers later that day. I think Claudia's bad feeling is premonition about her grandmother Mimi's death in the next book. She's afraid of Mary Anne having to deal with another death in her family. and she's afraid of having to handle a death when she's never dealt with one before. These are things she has to face when Mimi dies in the next book, and I already feel bad for her.

  • Shira
    2019-02-23 14:06

    this is first time I've read this book!mary anne's perpetual kitten, tigger, disappears. the baby-sitters (and the kids they sit!) all go into overdrive trying to find him. meanwhile logan is being a jerk to mary anne. these plotlines resolve themselves in frustrating ways that don't leave me feeling any better. the end.highlights:-mini animal rights activists: mary anne is happy that dawn calls tigger a someone, not a something. cats are people too.-jamie newton calls tigger "pounsive" -- I'm definitely going to use this in the future.-a really cute perkins girls chapter, where claudia babysits for them and they know way more old songs than she does. they want to sing elvis and claudia notes that she thought his name was elbow presley.-when logan the jerk tells mary anne she is too sensitive and that she's acting like a girl, mary anne says there's nothing wrong with being sensitive and that she IS a girl. heck yes!lowlights:-logan is an unacceptable level of dick in this book. that plotline gets resolved, at least sort of, but it doesn't make me feel any better. he is bummed that he is getting kicked off the baseball team. okay. that makes sense when you think about how preoccupied he's seemed. but that doesn't explain him telling mary anne she's overreacting when she says tigger's disappearance is the worst thing that's happened to her. that doesn't make it better that he calls her sensitive (meaning it as a bad thing) and says she's being such a girl. logan, screw you.-mary anne says tigger doesn't wear a collar with tags. and she lets him roam free outside. and he's a kitten. I kind of think his getting catnapped is mary anne's own fault.-the bruno parents only vaguely punish kerry and then they let her get a pet. she's proven that she's responsible enough to keep a pet, by keeping tigger alive and fed and all, but YOU ARE REWARDING HER AWFUL BEHAVIOR. maybe she can take care of another living being, but that doesn't mean she's responsible enough to not bring a furry animal (that her brother is allergic to) into her house, and it doesn't mean that she's responsible enough to not steal someone else's pet. bruno parents, you are bad parents.kristy's cafeteria food description:-'"anyone care for some fish eyes and glue?" she asked, holding out her dish of tapioca pudding.'one claudia outfit:-"Like a loose blouse with a fake coat of arms on it worn over a very short black skirt. Around her waist, a scarf. On her feet, short black boots. Dangling from her ears, dinosaurs. And her hair might be piled on top of her head and held in place with hairpins that look like seahorses."one snack in claudia's room:-double stuf oreos under her bed

  • Kristine (The Writer's Inkwell)
    2019-03-15 08:57

    Review was originally posted onThe Writer's InkwellYou know, from an adult’s point of view, I was really disappointed in this story. But only because it pretends to be all about trying to find Tigger and how someone may have taken him. But the truth is, there is so much more going on that I feel Ann M. Martin missed a great opportunity to really play up on this stuff.As much as I love my cats, I don’t recall this book being one of my favorite books as a child. I think it has to do with the fact that Mary Anne was hardly my favorite character until she actually started changing in book #60. As adult, I’m annoyed by how childish Mary Annne is. She continuously coos over how adorable Tigger is and what not. They even try to make it seem like he’s a tiny kitten, but as this book takes place in May, he would nearly be a year old. After all, Mary Anne got him for his birthday, so I would hardly call him little or tiny.You what I didn’t notice as a child? How much of a jerk Logan really was towards Mary Anne. This is obviously the first time the author introduces problems between Mary Anne and Logan and they will eventually lead to their first break up. My issue as an adult is that Logan comes off as a controlling jerk who really needs to get knocked out by Kristy. I suppose this reread of the book just shows how much you notice when you are an adult compared to the ignorance of seeing it through a child’s eyes.This was not an enjoyable trip down memory lane for me. Hopefully, I’ll be able to find better moments as I continue re-reading the series.

  • Julie Decker
    2019-02-26 13:12

    Mary Anne's beloved cat Tigger has vanished, and while she's in crisis searching for him, her boyfriend Logan is being cold and mean to her. Is he hiding something? Maybe he's protecting his brother who has a secret? Is Mary Anne about to lose both her cat and her boyfriend? What's a girl to do? What's with all the questions?Anyway, in this series when a detail that was never mentioned before is suddenly dragged into the foreground, you know it's going to conveniently feed into the plot. Guess what happens when Mary Anne loses her cat? Logan's brother turns out to have a cat allergy. And it's . . . whoa, it's mysteriously being triggered when there seem to be no cats nearby! What. Could. That. Mean? Thankfully everyone's pretty oblivious in this series so it takes them until the end of the book to figure out where the cat is. But what really annoyed me is that the interpersonal tension is entirely caused by people simply refusing to talk to each other. Mary Anne is horrified that maybe Logan is HIDING HER CAT and acting as an accessory to its kidnap, but really, he's just preoccupied about being in jeopardy with his sports team. You know, because we have to invent a very gendered reason for Logan to be moody, so it's about sports. Even as a child hollow books like this made me wonder why I kept reading the series, because I didn't really look forward to finding out what would happen.

  • Alisha
    2019-03-17 14:04

    The Baby-Sitters Club, Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger, written by Ann M. Martin. Join the 6 babysitter girls in search for Mary Anne’s kitten, Tigger. Tigger is lost, or maybe even cat-napped. Follow the girls search and read along as they raise money for a reward to help find Tigger, and find out if he is just lost or truly cat-napped. As always the Baby=sitters club gives the reader friendship and adventure along the way. Each of the many stories will engage your child in a story they will love. As always, appropriate for children ages 9 to 12.

  • April
    2019-03-16 08:53

    Fantastic books for young girls getting into reading!! Great stories about friendship and life lessons. The characters deal with all sorts of situations and often find responsible solutions to problems.I loved this series growing up and wanted to start my own babysitting business with friends. Great lessons in entrepreneurship for tweens.The books may be dated with out references to modern technology but the story stands and lessons are still relevant.Awesome books that girls will love! And the series grows with them! Terrific Author!

  • Edward Creter
    2019-02-20 14:45

    The BSC are back, only now more than baby-sitting for the little ones is occupying their minds as their beloved kittycat Tigger gets cat-napped for 100 dollars? Who coulda done this heinous deed? (and why demand $100? Wouldn't 1000 do just as well? Verrrrry EEENteresting!) Time to put the thinking cats, scuse me, CAPS, on tight, fellow babysitters! PS: this is an improvement from #24, which is still settling in my tummy like puke after I tried to digest last nights mac and cheese. Yecch!

  • Rachel Brand
    2019-03-21 10:50

    Sick days call for comfort reads! I found this book a bit underwhelming. It revolves entirely around Mary Anne's kitten going missing and the babysitting chapters that were tied in weren't terribly relevant. Likewise, Mary Anne and Logan's issues felt like they'd been contrived purely to create more conflict. Although this was written by Ann herself I didn't think this was one of the better BSC books, which was a pity, as Mary Anne is one of my favourite characters. 3*

  • jacky
    2019-02-23 08:42

    I read about 20-25 of these books. I read them in fifth and sixth grade. I strongly remember wanting to read these because they seemed cool and my older sister read a few of them. I remember that our library had a little display of them and I also bought a lot of them through the book catalogs we got at school. I remember most strongly the set up of the books; each book started explaining the club and describing each of the members. I also strongly remember the covers.

  • Jenn
    2019-03-03 16:54

    Blogged: Give a Hoot, Read a Book!"Mary Anne is stupid enough to leave her kitten, Tigger (whom I always call Tiger in my head), outside on his own when she goes to a BSC meeting. Then, she is totally shocked and dismayed when she comes home and he is missing...."

  • Laura DiNicola
    2019-02-18 09:07

    Basically Logan is a giant douche the whole book, Mary Anne actually grows a spine and sticks up for for herself, but then she wants to make up so she makes sure she serves him his favorite soda on ice with a big plate of cookies so he will accept her apology. Nice work, Ann M. Martin.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-01 14:05

    Not bad. The foreshadowing was heavy. All these books in, and now MA is sitting for her boyfriend's siblings? The sister was suspicious from the start. "Why was she being so helpful?" Any parent can tell you that she's up to something! It had a happy ending, but it didn't age well.

  • Maria Elmvang
    2019-03-14 12:57

    Honestly, Logan's a bit of a jerk in this one. I know he was under a lot of stress, but still! And it greatly frustrated me that Kerry's punishment was as light as it was. She stole a cat for crying out loud!

  • GraceWastheAnswer
    2019-03-21 09:56

    This one was a bit odd. It was okay. I would feel bad for losing my cat!

  • Kellee
    2019-03-18 14:45

    Reread for #BSC #bookaday

  • Cws
    2019-03-06 10:07


  • Jenny
    2019-03-18 15:55

    21/2544553 opinion

  • Sarah Smith
    2019-03-14 12:43

    I loved the series as a kid. I never read them in order because the library didn't have all of them. I think my favs were the Super Specials.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-01 15:02

    Tigger is missing and Logan is being a jerk.The description of Mary Anne's kitty was very similar to our own cat at the time.

  • Odessa
    2019-02-19 13:01

    I liked this one, but it doesn't seem like the first three. I don't know why, but it just didn't.

  • Amanda
    2019-03-16 13:50

    A good book that I enjoyed as a child.I would recommend this to children as I still remember the story to this day.

  • Elyse Morgan
    2019-02-28 08:48


  • Rhiannon1220
    2019-03-09 13:57

    This whole series is great for girls between 11-15 years old. I read every last one of them as I was growing up.

  • Laura
    2019-03-08 13:09

    Bumped up a star for nostalgia.