Marge in Charge

Isla Fisher, illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans
AUD $14.99
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A hilarious, anarchic and charming junior fiction novel from A-list actress Isla Fisher.

Isla Fisher is hilarious David Walliams.

Meet Marge, the mischievous babysitter with rainbow hair who loves to make a mess and bend the rules... At dinnertime Chef Marge cooks up chocolate soup, and at school Marge the Muscian conducts a chaotic concert in the playground!

Jake and Jemima have brilliant fun with their new babysitter, but will they manage to tick off all the jobs on Mummy's list?

Three fresh, fun and family-friendly MARGE stories from A-list actress, mother, writer and comedian Isla Fisher.

Author bio:

Isla Fisher is a comedian and actor well-known for her film & TV roles (Wedding Crashers, Home & Away) who has a wealth of experience across script-writing, marketing and comedy. Isla has three young children and has written these fresh and funny family stories using her experience as a writer, comedian and mother.

Eglantine Ceulemans spent her childhood reading Belgian comics. In 2007 she joined the Emile Cohl School of Art in Lyon, France, transforming her passion for illustration into a vocation. She loves working in an intuitive way, combining humor and sensitivity, and using different mediums and techniques. Eglantine currently resides in Lyon.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9781848125339
Publisher: Bonnier
Imprint: Piccadilly Books
Pub Date: August 2016
Page Extent: 176
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 7 - 9
Subject: Children's fiction

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Teachers Reviews

Comedian, actress, mother and now author, Isla Fisher takes domestic anarchy to a new level with these stories about a baby sitter who is definitely not average. Jemima and Jake do not want a new babysitter. They especially don’t want one that looks so old, so sensible and so small. But as soon as their parents leave the house and Marge is in charge look out! Things get crossed off Mummy’s list and others are added – and they are definitely not what Jemima and Jake would expect!

As soon as Marge takes off her hat and reveals her long rainbow hair, the children suspect that things might be more fun than they had expected. They certainly are when the kitchen becomes a zone for anything goes, the bathroom is filled with soapy foam, pet snails are allowed to race on the table and Marge uses hair dye as a face mask – and that’s just the beginning. It’s rather like hiring The Cat in the Hat to be a babysitter in fact.

Isla Fisher has been telling her three children bedtime stories all their lives and this was the genesis of Marge in Charge. As one might expect from a household that includes Sacha Baron Cohen the results are hilarious and full of the uproarious unconventionality that children love.
Highly recommended for readers around 8 and up and this would definitely make a fun read aloud – perhaps you could include some discussion about ‘rules’ *wink*!
Sue Warren, QLD

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