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The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson
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Sep 11, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: kids-1001, children, creativity, relationships

We always love our mums, don't we? Star and Dolphin definitely love their mum, Marigold, though she's a difficult mum to love. For starters, she's covered head to toe in strange tattoos, and, second, she's not always there for her daughters. Such an eccentric mum makes life complicated and disturbing for the two girls. When Marigold comes home from a rock concert with Star's dad, Micky (not Dolphin's dad---he is a different Micky, it turns out), life becomes much more complicated and disturbing.

An unexpectedly complex look at a complex person and her complex sister and her complex mother. Recommended.
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