The Mum-Minder
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The Mum-Minder

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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!show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 10mm | 81.65g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B+W t/o
  • 0440868254
  • 9780440868255
  • 27,712

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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 Librarianshow more

About Jacqueline Wilson

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.show more

Review Text

"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"show more

Back cover copy

'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!' A hilarious, entertaining and lively account of one chaotic week in the life of a young girl whose mother is a childminder. Now with a brand new introduction by Jacqueline Wilson.show more

Rating details

2,433 ratings
3.31 out of 5 stars
5 18% (426)
4 22% (539)
3 39% (937)
2 18% (430)
1 4% (101)
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