A brand new book in the best-selling junior fiction series by A-list actress and best-selling author Isla Fisher.
Marge is back and exploring the neighbourhood with the kids! With some help from Jemima and Jake, can she stay in charge and keep 'pirate' baby Zara under control? And can the children make sure Marge behaves at Uncle Desmond and Annie's wedding?
The second fun family story in the Marge in Charge series by actor and comedian Isla Fisher, illustrated with wit and warmth by Eglantine Ceulemans.
About the Author
Isla Fisher began acting as a child and has worked solidly in television and film for the past 25 years. She has appeared in Home And Away, The Great Gatsby and Definitely, Maybe, to name a few. She also studied in Paris to become a clown for two years before realising that there is not much call for miming 'the wall'! Isla has played many roles over the years, from a bonkers bridesmaid in Wedding Crashers to the poster girl for consumerism in Confessions Of A Shopaholic. But her favourite role has been being a mummy to daughters Olive and Elula and son Montgomery. Isla has been making up stories at bedtime for them every night since they were born. These books are for her children, as a reminder of all the fun they have at bedtime reading books and sharing stories.
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.
Isla Fisher is hilarious -- DAVID WALLIAMS
Fisher's debut novel, is the comic tale of an anarchic babysitter who causes mayhem. Perfect for reading aloud * DAILY EXPRESS *
Fisher has an incredible knack for comedy, and she's managed to transfer this to the page in a way which will make six to nine year old readers chuckle relentlessly * Bath Life *
Delightful...Full of hilarity * Parents In Touch *
Marge's crazy tales of pink flamingos and being sawn in half will entertain anyone who enjoys a giggle. *LIBRARIAN'S CHOICE* * Reading Zone *
Those who read Marge in Charge will be delighted to see the second in the series; those who haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting Marge have a treat in store. Superbly written, full of humour and with super illustrations to accompany the text, this is a great read * Parents in Touch *
'It will get the class giggling'. * Teach Primary magazine *
'Three family-fun adventures written by actor and comedian Isla Fisher, who returns with all the energy and fun of her first book, MARGE IN CHARGE.' * Fantastic Fiction *
'Marge and the Pirate Baby is another super, family friendly story, for independent readers by the very talented author Isla Fisher.' * Reading Zone *
'Great fun ensues and the children can't wait for the next time Marge is in charge!' * Families Gloucestershire *
'I absolutely adored Marge the super adventurous babysitter who is the same size of seven packets of biscuits topped off with wonderful rainbow hair and who grew up in a palace (or so she tells people). The character of Marge was so much fun and everything you could ever want in a babysitter. Marge and the Pirate Baby is split into three super fun stories and the illustrations by Eglantine Ceulemans are absolutely phenomenal and really bring the story to life.' * Tales of Yesterday *
'warm and witty, funny and mischievous. A great read for kids, but also enjoyable for adults to read. A real winner.' * Frost magazine *
'There are three hilarious stories in this super new series with heartwarming characters. The stories are enhanced by the great illustrations'. * Families Bedfordshire *
'This is an ace second book in this series. I love how incredibly diverse Marge is. An uplifting read that will be on my reread shelf especially when I need a pick me up!' * Nayu's Reading Corner *
I love Isla Fisher's Marge stories. Marge is bursting with energy, stories and surprises and you just never know what she's going to get up to next. Eglantine Ceulemans' illustrations are delightful and add some extra humour to the stories. The Marge stories are perfect for reading aloud, especially for 7-9 year olds, and they will certainly have kids laughing. * My Best Friends are Books *
Isla Fisher's fantastic story telling is perfectly complimented by Eglantine Ceulemans' illustrations. I really enjoyed the quirky unpredictable characters, I was smiling from beginning to end. Anyone one with children should get these books immediately. You won't regret it. Isla Fisher has struck gold with Marge in Charge and Marge and the Pirate Baby. I can't wait to see what she does next. * My Trending Stories *
Isla superbly taps into the sort of things that make children giggle with delight (particularly all the bits where adults are made to look like complete fools!) Both stories are fab, and though we've often cocked a snook (whatever that means) about "celebrities writing children's books" it's blatantly obvious that Isla knows her stuff, and can write up a storm, producing a pair of perfect page turners. * Read It Daddy *
In these three new stories, the energy that was such a feature of the first book is very much in evidence...Young readers whether reading for themselves or listening at bedtime, will gasp at the chaos while relishing in the fun. Fisher fills her pages with moments children will enjoy, turning the pages eagerly to find out what awful near disaster threatens while knowing that Marge is in Charge. * Books for Keeps *
full of the humour young children love... Marge as a character is such fun and very much a Mary Poppins for the 21st Century. * School Librarian *
I absolutely adored Marge the super adventurous babysitter who is the same size of seven packets of biscuits topped off with wonderful rainbow hair and who grew up in a palace (or so she tells people). Marge and the Pirate Baby is split into three super fun stories and the illustrations by Eglantine Ceulemans are absolutely phenomenal and really bring the story to life. Isla Fisher has created wonderful stories to share with all the family and to inspire children and adults alike. Full of humour and warmth this book will make you smile long after reading it * Tales of Yesterday *