Lizzie refuses to speak. It's as if she has a zip across her mouth. She doesn't want to talk to anyone, especially her new stepbrothers and their dad. She certainly doesn't feel like talking to her mum. Then one day a member of her new family turns out to be even more stubborn than Lizzie, and things begin to change...
Jacqueline Wilson strikes hard, fast and funny in this deceptively simple story for young readers who are just beginning to build confidence in their reading skills. Her characters are strong and memorable, the writing superb and the storytelling captivating enough to lure the most reluctant of readers into the world of a young girl coming to terms with her parents' divorce and the advent of a new chapter in her life as a stepchild.
Lizzie Zipmouth is a mini masterpiece, and although aimed at younger readers can be enjoyed by any Wilson fan. And rest assured, if anyone can keep a child hooked, it is Jacqueline Wilson: be prepared to find yourself forking out for every book this extraordinary author has ever written. --Susan Harrison
" Hugely popular with seven to ten year olds: she should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance." -- "Independent on Sunday"