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Lizzie Zipmouth

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  2,201 Ratings  ·  74 Reviews
A short, sparky novel from our mega-selling star author, Jacqueline Wilson. Lizzie has zipped up her mouth. She's totally fed up at having to join a new family and nothing can coax her into speaking to them. Not football, not pizza, not a new bedroom. That is, until she meets Great-Gran, who is even more stubborn than her - and has had a lot more practice!
Paperback, 80 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Young Corgi (first published 2000)
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She who must not be named
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 stars for sentimentality.

A cute, quick read.

I suddenly remembered Jacqueline Wilson and just had to read some book of hers.
I absolutely adored her books when I was younger and I think every child should read her books growing up. :)
Michaela
Sep 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Jacqueline Wilson was one of my favourite authors as a child. One of the reasons I remember liking her books so much was because she tackled ‘grown-up’ issues about the trials and trepidations of becoming a teenager, as well as the worries and mixture of hormonal feelings we all remember going through. I remember reading her books and never wanting to put them down, not only did they look good with their bright coloured covers and amusing pictures, they transported me into this ‘grown-ups’ world ...more
Sinta Nisfuanna
Jan 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dunia-anak, komedi
Pernah ngambek saat masih kecil? Atau malah menghadapi anak yang ngambek? Ngambek adalah salah satu bentuk protes yang dilancarkan seorang anak [bahkan orang dewasa] karena keinginannya tidak terpenuhi, atau situasi tidak seperti yang diharapkannya. Protes ngambek itupun dilakukan Lizzie ketika Ibunya memutuskan untuk menikah lagi. Lizzie benci ayah tiri karena pengalaman masa silamnya yang tidak menyenangkan.

Tapi, apa sih yang bisa dilakukan anak-anak kalau orangtua sudah memutuskan? Lizzie me
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Mery
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ih suka banget baca yang ini... :D


Lizzie tidak mau punya Ayah tiri baru. Karena ayah tiri sebelumnya hanya bersikap manis saat di awal saja.
Saat ini, dia juga merasa, Sam, akan seperti yang sebelumnya.
Walau Mama Lizzie menjamin bahwa Sam berbeda, Lizzie tidak percaya. Dia muak dengan segala hal yang dijamin Mamanya. Karena selalu sebaliknya.

Oleh karena itu, ketika Lizzie dan Mamanya pindah ke rumah Sam. Lizzie diam saja. Sampai-sampai Rory dan Jake, putra Sam, memanggilnya Lizzie si Mulut Terkun
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Charlotte
I remember reading Jacqueline Wilson books when I was younger, and loving them for the way they related to everyday life and issues, in a really child-friendly way. The book is all about a young girl that keeps having to join new families and meet new people as her mum gets a new partner. She becomes so fed up that she refuses to talk to anyone and no matter how nice people are to her, she still doesn't talk, until she meets her new great-gran. The story continues with Lizzie's friendship with h ...more
an
Sep 15, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pernah-punya
perubahan rutinitas dari zona nyaman ke hal baru pasti membawa dampak na. ntah itu baik atau buruk. seperti yang dialami lizzie. sebagai anak tunggal dari rumah tangga yang broken dan hanya tinggal dengan sang ibu, pastilah mereka berdua memiliki kedekatan yang khusus. namun apa jadi na ketika zona nyaman ibu dan anak ini diganggu oleh hadir na pihak baru, lelaki sebagai kekasih sang ibu.

tak hanya lelaki itu saja bahkan, kedua anak lelaki na yang otomatis menjadi saudara tiri lizzie. sebagai ana
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Imas
Lizzie menolak berbicara. Lizzie tidak berbicara untuk menunjukkan protes atas keputusan mama nya untuk menikah lagi. Dari pengalaman sebelumnya, pernikahan mamanya dengan ayah tiri yang bersikap baik disaat awal pernikahan. Lizzie menolak ayah tiri baru, walau mamanya menjamin hal itu tidak terjadi lagi.

Ketika Lizzie dan Mamanya pindah ke rumah ayah barunya , Lizzie mengunci mulutnya sehingga dua saudara tirinya menjulukinya Lizzie Zipmouth. saja. Lizzie sengaja bersikap nakal pada Sam ayah ti
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Lila Cyclist
Bacaan sangat ringan di pagi hari :))

Jadi ingat, duluuuu, kalo mutung karena menginginkan sesuatu, aku selalu mengunci mulutku rapat2, istilah ibuku, aku lagi puasa ngomong. Aku bisa betah 2-3 hari ngga ngomong demi ijin pergi berkemah bersama teman-teman atau piknik. Klo ngga salah waktu itu aku masih SD dan SMA. Senangnya waktu akhirnya ijin keluar hahahaha....

Lizzie, juga menutup rapat mulutnya ketika Mamanya memutuskan tinggal bersama Sam, lelaki dengan dua anak cowok. Lizzie tidak suka pada
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Guguk
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kukis-gula-merah
Cerita yang pendek & sederhana, tapi nunjukin perasaan seorang anak dengan pas banget!^,^)b
Charlotte Smith
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is quite good especially if the family splits and a new step parent comes along.
Evyta Ar
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Perceraian memang tak mudah. Keluarga baru, suasana baru, kebiasaan baru. Semua itu memang tidak pernah mudah, apalagi bagi seorang anak usia sekolah dasar seperti Lizzie yang diceritakan di novel ini. Ia pernah memiliki ayah tiri. Awalnya semua berjalan menyenangkan, hingga suatu ketika ayah tirinya bersikap kasar padanya dan mamanya. Meskipun mamanya sudah berpisah lagi dengan ayah tirinya, kejadian itu meninggalkan bekas yang mendalam bagi Lizzie sampai-sampai ia trauma memiliki ayah baru lag ...more
Aine Mccarthy
Oct 29, 2011 rated it liked it
'Lizzie Zipmouth' is an endearing story of a girl struggling with enormous change in her life. The book begins on the day that Lizzie, the central character, moves out of the flat which she shares with her mum and into her new house complete with two stepbrothers and step-dad. Lizzie isn't too keen on her new family; previous episodes with so-called 'step-dads' have taught her that her mum sometimes makes bad decisions. There are a lot of new experiences in Lizzie's life over the course of the f ...more
Sinead Mccormick
Lizzie Zipmouth

Jacqueline Wilson

Lizzie’s mother has a new boyfriend and she has decided that she and Lizzie are going to move in with him and his two sons. Lizzie is not at all happy about the arrangement. Lizzie’s past experiences have left her sceptical about her new family as her mum’s previous boyfriend was abusive towards them. Lizzie decides to stop talking completely and despite the best efforts of her mother and Sam to win her over, Lizzie remains silent.

That is until she meets Sam’s gr
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Fitria Mayrani
Feb 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Aku mirip Lizzie, kalo ngambek suka ngunci mulut.
Annabel
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
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
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Marie Evans
Oct 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Growing up Jacqueline Wilson was my first and favourite author. However this book hasn’t got that ‘magic spark’ I remember reading when I was younger. All of Jacqueline Wilson’s books tackle problems, this one is no different. The problem is that Lizzie doesn’t like her new stepdad and doesn’t want to move into his house with two step brothers. Lizzie is stubborn and won’t talk to anyone.

However after her bad experience with her first step father I can understand where she is coming from, in re
...more
Leanne Mc
Lizzie does not find it east to adjust to change especially when she has never experienced what it is like to be part of a family unit.She has never seen her father or grand-parents. She is so used to disappointment, "I don't always believe my mum's promises". She struggles to construct relationships and integrate with new people in her life such as her stepdad and two stepbrothers. Even though they make the effort to make her feel welcome and part of the family. She refuses to communicate and h ...more
Akari Suzuki
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Publisher: YOUNG CORGI Level: I don't know
Time: 10/16=20minutes 10/17=20minutes 10/19=20minutes 10/20=30minutes 10/21=10minutes
7-words summary: Girl-Silent-Dislike-Stepfamiry-Change-Speak-Happy

1. Do you have brothers, or sisters? Do you like them?
I have one brother and two sisters. Of course, I like them.

2. Great-Gran collects dolls. Do you collect anything?
I don't collect now, but when I was young, I collected tedy bears.

This book was easy to read without dictionary and enjoyed reading. When I
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Eka Masih SMA
Dec 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Lupa kapan mulai bacanya, sebut aja saya menghabiskan baca buku ini seminggu lah ya.... hahaha.


3,5 bintang lah. Ya apa yg diharapkan sih.. ini kan cerita anak-anak, yg mana ceritanya simple, tapi 'sesuatu'. Mungkin kalau aku bacanya pas masih kecil/SD, aku bakal kasih nilai 4 bintang.


Aku baca ini untuk refresing aja.. karena aku selalu suka buku-bukunya Jacqueline Wilson. Fan juga untuk melatih bahasa inggrisku ^^;


Yap.. buku yg aku baca ini yg edisi bahasa inggrisnya (bukan terjemahan). Sengaja
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Nazta
Mar 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Terkadang kondisi, situasi, dan lingkungan dapat mengubah pribadi seseorang, bahkan seorang anak kecilpun. Lizzie salah satunya. Terbiasa hidup hanya berdua dengan ibunya membuat Lizzie tidak bisa begitu saja menerima ayah tirinya dan saudara-saudara tirinya. Lizzie memilih untuk mengunci rapat-rapat mulutnya sebagai aksi protesnya. Ia tidak semata-mata diam karena dirinya tidak menyukai anggota keluarga barunya, tapi karena masa lalu yang pernah dilaluinya.

Lizzie Zipmouth adalah buku Jacqueline
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Ayaka Kondo
Sep 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Actually i wrote my review one week ago but it gone truely.
Now i do not have this book so i cannot know the detail.

time: 60minutes

7-word summary
girl/divorce/new-dad/ignore/changed/smile/talk

Discussion question
1,have you ever ignored anyone in your family?
-Yes, i have. i had a quarrel with my mother and have not talked for over 10 monthes.
2,Did anyone change your mind or thought? how?
-Before i enterd this uni, i did not want to be a teacher.
However, one day, i met my JHS teacher and talked about
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Mai Kimura
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
-YOUNG CORGI
-Time: 10/23= 20 minutes, 10/23=10 minutes, 10/24=10 minutes, 10/29=90 minutes
-7 words:girl,zipmouth,step-great-gran,dolls,family,ill,happy
-Discussion questions
1. How do you get along with people whom you don't like?
To be honest,even though I don't like the people, I may usually behave.
2. How do you overcome difficulty?
In my case, I talk to my friend, family, and people around me.
Ayaka Kondo
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Publisher:Young Corgi
level:YL3.0
Time:60minutes

7-word summary
girl/remmariage/dad-in-law/ignore/aunt/open-mind/smile

discussion question
1.Have you ever ignore your family members for a while before?
-Yes, i have. I do not talk to my mam for several months.
2.Do you know the person who changed your mind or thought?
-Yes, i do. My JH shool teacher made me to want to become a teacher.

Amy w
Jan 11, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Younger kids
Its Good This Book . I am shocked that this girl sound real .
like tracy beaker but i think this one sounds like a real child . About the parents breaking up and getting a stepdad and all that . Its A Good book . I recommend it to younger kids as the words are rather big in the book .I Read it within 20 mins on a way back from shopping at dolton park .
Janice Cheung
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is really fun and funny. The main character Lizzie lives with her mom since her dad and mom got divorced. So Lizzie is getting a new stepdad the second stepdad, the first was really mean to her so she thought that sam the second stepdad would be the same. So she didn't talk to anyone even her mom but she did talk to sams god mother. but at the end SPOIL ALERT: she unzipped her mouth
Miho Kobayashi
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
1. YOUNG CORGI
2. 77 minites
3. LIZZIE- hate- family- ZIPMOUTH- Grate Gran- change- relationship
4. Q: Have you ever refused to speak with someone?
A: Yes when I couldn't understand what my fault was, I wouldn't speak with the person until the person said sorry.
5. At first, LIZZIE refused to speak her family, but it is better to change their relationship at last:)
twiinklex
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Read this as a child and re-read this as an adult. I still love it as much. The grandmother is my favourite character and I love her relationship with Lizzy. This book makes my heart all fluffy and warm. The illustrations, especially those of the many different dolls in the grandma's collections, are beautiful and intricate.
Rebekah Zammit Munro
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-books
It was good because before she hated that that her mother and she were going to live with another family and then she ended up caring about everyone and getting used to her surroundings and before she did not used to speak to her new family but then she got used to them and started living like any other normal girl would
Samantha
Mar 09, 2009 rated it did not like it
Lizzie Zipmouth is about a girl (Lizzie) who refuses to speak to her new family, or even her mum. That's until she meets another member of her 'new' family, and finds her even more stubborn then she is...
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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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