My favorite story was the one about the fat babysitter who farted in his face. I found it amusing that little Stevie would find amusement in that and that the babysitter would get Stevie to like her even though she was abusive. I liked this best because it was different than stories I've read before. A kid imagining himself as something different is pretty common. Death is a cliche topic as well. The messed up babysitter story was quirky and entertaining.