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Jacqueline Wilson , Nick Sharratt
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Book Description

13 Mar 2008
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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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling; Later printing edition (13 Mar 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440868254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440868255
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jacqueline Wilson is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. The Illustrated Mum was chosen as British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for Double Act, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. In June 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was made a Dame.

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Sophie Aldred reads Jacqueline Wilson's The Mum-Minder in this unabridged single cassette pack.

"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." But when Sadie's mum goes down with flu Sadie finds herself spending her half-term holiday not only looking after her mum but helping to mind the babies too. There's three-year-old Gemma, two-year-old Vincent, baby Clive and Sadie's own baby sister, Sara. But, "us girls have got to stick together", so with Sadie's help all the mums take a turn. On Wednesday Gemma's mum takes them to her police station, on Thursday they go to an office and on Friday they go to Clive's mum's chocolate shop. This hilarious and heart-warming story first published in 1993 by the award-winning author of The Suitcase Kid and The Story of Tracy Beaker is sure to go down well with all 7-11 year olds and, as with all Jacqueline Wilson's stories, it is particularly good for enticing and entertaining the more reluctant reader.

Running time is 55 minutes. --Tamsin Palmer --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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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)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mum minder by Jacqueline Wilson 29 Mar 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The Mum-Minder is a brilliant novel for budding writers as it shows that good stories don't just have to be about really extravagant things. The Mum-Minder is about a nine year old called Sadie and her mum who is a child-minder. Her mum comes down with the flu, so Sadie tries to take over. Sadie is only nine so she can't look after her, so the parents that she childminds for decided to take it in turns to take them to their work.They end up going from offices to chocolate shops. It's a brilliant novel that eveyone should read.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amy's first book review 10 Feb 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Mum Minder

What was the book about?
The book is about a young girl called Sadie. She is nine years old and her mum is a childminder. Sadie’s mum gets the flu one day and isn’t able to mind the children. So the parents of the children call a meeting at Sadie’s house and decide who and when is which mum going to look after all the babies for one day. The children go on all sorts of adventures together and have lots of fun
What made you chose this book in particular?
I chose this book out of many others because I have read other Jacqueline Wilson books before and really enjoyed reading them! I think that all of her books have all been really hilarious, entertaining and lively.
Would you recommend this book to anyone?
Yes, I would recommend this book to all of my friends and family, if I was to give ‘The Mum Minder’ a mark out of ten then I would give it 10/10.
What was your favourite part of the story?
My favourite part of the story was when Gemma’s mum took all the children down to the Police Station and they all got to drive round in the Inspectors police car.
Who was your favourite character?
My favourite character was Sadie because she was kind and loving to her mum when she made her breakfast in bed. She is very well behaved in front of all the other mums and dads unlike some characters in the story I know.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Harriet's review 10 Nov 2010
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Format:Paperback
The mum minder is very good and humorous.
I liked the fact that the book was written in a diary format.
Sadie's mum was unfortunately very sick and Sadie had to step in and take over her job as a child-minder.
My favourite part is when Sadie gets to go to the chocolate shop with all the children.
I would recommend this book for all Jacqueline Wilson fans.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miss it, Miss out !! 13 Dec 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Sadie's Mum is a childminder, but then bad luck strikes, she becomes ill and Sadie has to mind the babies! This book tells the story of the adventures that Sadie gets up to when she does her Mum's job looking after the children. I really enjoyed this book and if you've read some of Jacqueline Wilson's books I'm sure you'll like this one too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Mum Minder 3 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I think it is quite a good book but berry short. I love how Sadie gets to have a go at being a Police woman, an office worker and to work in a chocolate shop!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an good read 26 Dec 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
i really liked this book it is about a mum who catches the flu and this mum is a child minder but when she gets ill sadie has to look after the little kids with the help of there busy parents and the little kids get up to mischief.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite good 1 Oct 2000
By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
The concept was very interesting. I don't think she does justice to it. Children are capable of great emotional understanding and I just didn't believe that Sadie was nine. She seemed somewhat naive and simplistic. Some parts were quite amusing, but any situation with that many babies would have to be. I was somewhat disappointed as she seems to be a very popular writer.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the mum minder by jacqueline wilson 17 Jun 2002
Format:Paperback
the mum minder by jacqueline wilson is an hilarious tale told by sadie whos mum looks after some troublesome babies.
If there not screaming or moaning their drawing on walls and making a mess.so as you can tell all is going well up untill sadie's mum catches the flu and sadie and the babie's mums have to look after the babies and sadie has an extra chore of being a mum minder.
This story is brilliant i recommend it to all jacqueline wilson fans, seeing as i have only 2 more books to read and i've fineshed the collection. this one has a spark in it for definite my eyes got glued to every page.Its funny,cheery and emotional all the way through.
I gave this story a 4/5 in which it needs to be longer!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Must have book but is quite expensive I love Jacqueline Wilson she is a amazing author try her books and I know you will love them
Published 10 days ago by Nat B
5.0 out of 5 stars review
I really loved this book as it had a great background and I also liked the way that Sadie had to look after her mum as well as 4 kids
Published 19 days ago by hollywobbles
5.0 out of 5 stars wison book
I love all the Jacqueline Wilson books!
This one is one of the shorter books she's written but it's so lovely!
10 out of 10!
Published 1 month ago by Jackie mc
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars
I like the way it grabbed my attention I've never been that interested in books for a while and now it has just come back to me 😊
I would recommend this book to my friends and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sara
5.0 out of 5 stars the mum minder
Excellent book I love it !!!!!!!!!!!!! I would recommend it to you I think it is the best book I have read
Published 2 months ago by Olivia Bardsley
5.0 out of 5 stars The mum minder
An amazing story about Sadie and her mother is a very good child minder then suddenly something terrible happens to Sadie's mum she gets ill and then Sadie now's she has to do... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amber Irvine
4.0 out of 5 stars Lucy Fisher
I thought this book was very good but I thought it could of been a longer story
Lucy Fisher Xxx
Published 2 months ago by kelly fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Good book sooooo funny recommend it to everyone all ages I think so good I read it twice main point awesome book.
Published 2 months ago by angry child
5.0 out of 5 stars The mum minder
A short brilliant book !
Thursday is my favourite chapter a must read book well written well done jw :-)
Published 2 months ago by daisy richards
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for 8 -10 year olds
It is simple reading for younger people, Although it has a bit of adult hummer I think. Love it soooooooooooo much
Published 2 months ago by Olivia yeomans
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