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Marigold's daughter thinks she is the most beautiful mum in the world, but she wishes she wouldn't spend so much money and stay out all night - it's scary.

©2000 Jacqueline Wilson (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Joline
  • 03-17-15

fun for all ages

I grew up with a bipolar mum, and how refreshing to hear mental illness depicted in a funny loveable way in this story.
The narrator / actress gives an Oscar worthy performance! in fact, I had to double check that it wasn't narrated by several people she does the voices so well.
loved every minute of this book.
and it's not just for kids - I'm in my twenties!

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  • HelenKk ✨
  • 10-19-20

Fab!

(Read all pls)
The most touching story. The only minor issue is that Josie Lawrence doesn't really fit in with the books atmosphere, but you get used to it so I would buy the book 😁

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  • jamie
  • 07-15-16

Different...

It is such a good engaging book which also helps you realise your value of your own parents. It is a very touchy subject that has been written about but doesn't fail to meet great standards! Surely recommends:)

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  • S W.
  • 08-22-19

Great Book!

This book is amazing. Perfect for 10 year olds! if you have a child between 8-12 this is the book for you. This book gives a true understanding of love and forgiveness. You should totally get this book. It will make your day! :-)

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  • Dorian
  • 12-25-11

A story for all age groups.

I first heard this story as a child and I really enjoyed it. I then listened to it again years later as an adult and loved it. It does a wonderful job exploring mental illness and the effects it has on children. Its a story for all age groups.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-14-20

5 stars

great book. jaqueline wilson really has a fantastic, imaginative mind as her plot was a huge surprise as in all her marvellous books! my favourite bit.....hmmm......too many I'd say, it was such an enjoyable and engaging story that I had to keep on listening through the night, until I fell asleep!!! throughout this book were many cunning and extraordinary and unexpected twists, which Is one reason why It is such a thrilling book! they narrator of this story really fitted the character and personality of dolphin. I could believe that if I met dolphin (marigolds youngest daughter! ) she would sound just like that! although if I could change anything or tell the author, jaqueline wilson, anything , then it would definitely be this....... in the story of the illustrated mum Oliver becomes dolphin's best friend, he comes over for tea soon after and when he is dropped off home, dolphin sees his mum waiting and looking out the window for Oliver. Oliver's mother gets migraines and is also a bit odd. it is then dolphin thinks that she isn't looking forward to going to his house as she'd of hoped. I would of very much indeed liked to see that play date!! I can't even imagine what jaqueline would of thought of, as she is one talented woman in many aspects!!!!!😁

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-18-18

The greatest book

I liked it because it is alluring.l loved it. The people are great.I love marigold so much!😊😍

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  • Anonymous
  • 04-27-22

An excellent audiobook, so glad I listened to it

I used to be a big Jacqueline Wilson fan as a kid, but for some reason I never came across this one. I figured the content of this book would be enjoyable to read even though I'm in my 30s, and it did not disappoint. I was a bit nervous about the narrator, but when she was doing the voices for all the other characters it just painted a story for me.

The content of the book itself is very good and doesn't hold anything back, but makes it easy to digest for a younger audience. I compared it a lot with Lola Rose, which was my all time favourite Jacqueline Wilson book, and I think it was on the same standard. I'm really glad I was able to read this. I would recommend it to anyone of any age.

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  • Joanna Frank
  • 02-23-22

Amazing

A great book! great for my first ever audible. I have enjoyed reading it!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-18

Oldie But A Goodie :)

one of my oldest favourites from Jacqueline Wilson :) was a tad worried about the narration at first but was very pleasantly surprised, it was perfect! voices were spot on for how I'd imagined them :)