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The Mum-Minder

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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!
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 3rd 2009 by Yearling (first published May 1st 1994)
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The Mum-Minder written by Jacqueline Wilson is a book that would mostly appeal to KS2 girls. It tells the story of a girl called Sadie; Sadie is nearly nine and considers herself very independent, helpful and mature. Although Sadie is a very young child, she finds herself in a situation where she has to act like an adult. Sadie’s mum is a child minder and one day she comes down with flu. That is when Sadie becomes a mum-minder! She takes on her mum’s responsibilities and takes care both of her i...more
Tara O'
My review of The Mum-Minder by Jacqueline Wilson.

This book is about a little girl called Sadie who is 9yrs old and her mom is a childminder. The book is written through Sadie’s perspective, in a diary format from Monday to Sunday, as part of her school project for half term break.

On Monday her mom starts to feel ill with the flu. Sadie steps up to the plate, by helping her mom with the children and really reverses her role as a child by tucking her mom up into bed by the end of the day.
On Tue...more
This heart-warming and humorous story is an excellent read for children between the ages eight and twelve years. It describes the adventures that nine year old Sadie gets up to when she helps take over her Mum's job of looking after four young children.

Sadie’s Mum is a Child-minder, who looks after Gemma, Vincent, Clive and Sadie’s sister, Sara. During the half-term holiday Sadie's mum falls ill with the flu and Sadie finds herself taking care of her mum and also helping to mind the younger chi...more
Evyta Ar
ini buku ketiga Jacqueline Wilson yg saya baca. bagusss. tentang Sadie yg hrs menjadi pengasuh mama ketika mamanya sakit. sekaligus membantu mamanya mengasuh empat balita yang dititipkan orangtuanya pada mereka. kebayang kan repotnya.

Membaca novel anak ini membuat saya senyum-senyum sendiri. Betapa tidak? Cerita kerepotan Sadie, ulah para balita yang konyol dan lucu, juga betapa hebohnya para ibu yang harus menangani pekerjaan sekaligus mengasuh anak-anak, membuat hari-hari mereka tak hanya jump...more
Dame Jacqueline Wilson (a very deserved title!) is, in my opinion, the best contemporary children's writer. She writes perfectly, in content, theme, style and accessibility for children from aged 6 to 13 (ish - of course this varies among children). She writes flawlessly for children, I could not find a single fault.

She is never patronizing and introduces young people to important life issues such as love, poverty, friendship, adolescence, separated parents, illnesses and so much more, in a mann...more
The mum minder by Jacqueline Wilson appeals to children in KS2. Sadie is a girl, who considers herself as an independent, helpful young girl, is suddenly faced with an unexpected turn of events. She has to now take on the full responsibility of looking after her mother, as well as looking after the children. Although there are a few struggles Sadie is determined to carry on. This heart overwhelming story presents a real life situation in a fun and approachable way. When reading this book childre...more
Selain, Sleepovers & The Cat Mummy, ini novel Wilson yang saya suka banget. Tentan Sadie, gadis 9 tahun yang harus merawat ibunya kala sang ibu sakit. Bukan sekadar itu, Sadie juga harus menggantikan kerja sang ibu sebagai penjaga anak.

Lucu, mengharukan, dan bagus buat dibaca anak-anak untuk lebih peduli dan mandiri.


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 g...more
This is a really awesome book and very small so I read it in a week so it doesn't matter if u are in the middle of a book it only takes a week to read it is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
"JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in...more
I read this during a couple of rainy lunch breaks I think - I think it was my first Wilson and maybe I was a little too old for it at the time.

I found her writing a little too simplistic at the time and the story rather unimaginative - I can't say her other stuff ever appealed to me at all.

Good for kids I suppose who have to deal with all these life problems she represents and to make them aware, but I didn't like the style of writing, I found it very bland. But again, I may have been a little a...more
Sean Parsons
Mum-Minder is a cute story following Sadie, a girl who has to write a diary about her half term holiday. But when her mum gets flu, Sadie is left to take over her mum's job - babysitting toddlers!
This is a nice insight into the mind of a nine year old who is left literally "holding the baby" while her mum is ill.
I have used this with lower KS 2 as a way of looking at how people help each other. the book is easy to read and we used it to look at what might happen in different work settings? Was...more
love it the best book so far
Mar 27, 2013 Lydia rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 8-10
I thaght this book was very small and easy to read because there was only 90 pages and a lot of pictures. I also found it dificult to try and remember all the names at the start of the book because there where so many. But other than that it was OK. All the children seem so cute. I would recomend this book to 8-10 year olds.
I know Jacqueline Wilson books are for people younger than I but my sister goes on about how great they are so I thought I would read this one. It was quite good and I enjoyed reading about Sadie and all the mum-minding she did. I recommend this book to much younger people as they would enjoy far more than I did.

Amy x
Mum-Minder is a cute story following Sadie, a girl who has to write a diary about her half term holiday. But when her mum gets flu, Sadie is left to take over her mum's job - babysitting toddlers!
This is a nice insight into the mind of a nine year old who is left litterally "holding the baby" while her mum is ill
Lauren Cochrane
I thought the book was great and it really put me in the mood to carry on reading especially when my mum is a childminder great book 5/5 or 10/10 its a great book for people to read and it is not to long !!!
A bit too much telling, not enough showing. There are some promising sections. Not as realistic as the later ones I have read so far.
Jackie Mc
I really like this book, nice a short. I would recommend it to someone who is just starting to read as it a lovely book.
i thought it was a prtty cute book not that it was realy for my age but i onley found that out after reading it.
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R.J. Seeley
A Childhood favourite of mine. Brilliant read always capable of putting a smile on my face.
it was a very good book and shows you that a nine year old is as responsibel as a adult
I read it a long time ago, so I forgot how it goes. But i remember it is sort of sad.
some of it was pretty boring. I guess I'm too old for it now.
This book was really sweet and u wouldn't want to not read it!!!!
Meera Al Mazmi
nice book for children to learn how to help their moms
it makes my imaginion run wild!!!!
good book it was enjoyable to read.
A heart-warming story
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Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named af...more
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