The Mum-Minder

“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.”

Sadie’s used to letting her mum look after the kids she child-minds, while she looks after herself. But when Mum goes down with flu, suddenly Sadie finds herself looking after the whole lot of them! There’s three-year-old Gemma, two-year-old Vincent, babies Clive and Sara – and Mum too, of course. Luckily, when the children’s mums decide to pitch in and help, the craziest week in Sadie’s life also turns out to be the most exciting!

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    I love it so much inspirational and teaches us to always care for our parents especially mums

    11 May 2017

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    this book is good but still not the best

    20 August 2016

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    this book tells us how important some peoples jobs are and one small thing effects lots of big things and wwe need everyone to do their jobs right if not others do not go to plan

    17 March 2014

  • This book is good but i likd kther books way better.

    9 March 2014

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    Usually Sadie is used to Mum looking after the children but this week mum catches the flu! so Sadie craziest week turns out to be the most exciting!

    8 March 2014

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    Jacqueline Wilson

    Former Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s best-known living children’s authors.


    Jacqueline has won loads of awards, including the prestigious Children’s Laureate 2005-2007, two British Book Awards Children’s Books of the Year for Girls in Tears and The Illustrated Mum, and the Guardian prize for The Illustrated Mum. In a poll to find the Nation’s Favourite Children’s Book Double Act was voted 10th and was the only contemporary title in the top ten.

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