July 2016, Piccadilly Press, 176 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Summary from Piccadilly
Meet Marge, the mischievous babysitter with rainbow hair who loves to make a mess and bend the rules . . . At dinnertime Chef Marge cooks up chocolate soup, and at school Marge the Muscian conducts a chaotic concert in the playground!
Jake and Jemima have brilliant fun with their new babysitter, but will they manage to tick off all the jobs on Mummy’s list?
Marge is the best babysitter ever!) At least that's what Jemima and Jack think. Well, almost. Marge is certainly unusual and very ungrownup like, no least her colourful hair and her need to make everything fun, which somehow includes completing their mother's list of rules. It's amazing how she gets Jake to do what his parents couldn't, including eating vegetables. I loved her idea of how to get him to wash his hair, and for wearing school shoes. Marge never repeats her tricks, and doesn't reveal their secrets.
I loved who although Jemima had fun with Marge she worried about getting the list from her mother done, as well as being on time which was how I was when I was younger, always worrying about doing the right thing. Marge shows that quite often there isn't a wrong way to do things, so long as you clear up after yourselves! It was fun having 3 stories within this book. The illustrations definitely enhanced the hilarity of the story, I especially liked the 2 mice who kept appearing, and I loved what the number plate said on the last page! Definitely hope to read more of Marge in the future!
(FYI I didn't know Isla was an actress until I looked her up online!)