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The Mum-minder

The Mum-minder

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By (author) Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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  • Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 192mm x 10mm | 82g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0440868254
  • ISBN 13: 9780440868255
  • Illustrations note: B+W t/o
  • Sales rank: 24,736

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I'm Sadie and I'm nearly nine. Mum's a childminder, but she doesn't have to mind me. I can mind myself, easy-peasy. Lucky for Mum, because now she's got the flu, so I've got to mind her - and help with all the babies!

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JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade. 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES. 'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY. 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER.

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"Funny and warm-hearted ... through Sadie's uncritical eyes, the babies' antics and adult failings are the stuff of comedy ... Wittily illustrated" Daily Mail "A fine eye for the details of chaos" Independent on Sunday "High energy, zappy storytelling" Junior Bookshelf "The humorous account of a vivacious girl coping cheerfully and resourcefully with a problem life ... Very entertaining reading ... Should appeal to most primary school readers, particularly girls, and is well served by its attractive cover" School Librarian