Marge in Charge (Hardcover)
This book was such a fun read! I loved how crazy of a character Marge was. Perfect for teaching children to always look at any situation in a positive light and to never put boundaries on your imagination. Every page brought a new adventure for the reader!— Colleen
Actress and comedian Isla Fisher’s hilarious debut introduces Marge, your kids’ favorite new zany babysitter—perfect for fans of Amelia Bedelia and Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. Features charming illustrations!
Siblings Jemima and Jake Button don’t know what to make of their new babysitter, Marge: She’s not tall enough to ride a rollercoaster and, when she first arrives, she’s dressed like a grandma and looks very serious. But as soon as Mommy and Dad are gone, mischievous Marge lets down her rainbow hair and the adventures begin.
Jemima and Jake aren’t supposed to shoot apple juice out of water guns, eat pancakes off the ceiling, or throw impromptu concerts during music class—but with Marge here, everything’s gone topsy-turvy! Can they have this much fun and still finish everything on Mommy’s list before their parents come home to discover what’s been going on?
In these three madcap stories, it’s obvious that everything’s way more fun when Marge is in charge.
About the Author
Isla Fisher has worked in TV and film for twenty-five years, including roles in The Great Gatsby, I Heart Huckabees, Wedding Crashers, Rise of the Guardians, Scooby Doo, Definitely Maybe, and Confessions of a Shopaholic. She has also co-starred in Arrested Development and lent her voice to the Oscar-winning animated film Rango. Most recently, she can be seen starring in Keeping Up with the Joneses and Nocturnal Animals. She has won an MTV Movie Award, an Elle Women in Hollywood Icon Award, and an AACTA Trailblazer Award, and she was recognized by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and has received nominations ranging from the Teen Choice Awards to the Screen Actors Guild Awards. She has played many fun and different characters, but her favorite role is being a mom to her three children with her husband, fellow comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Isla has been making up stories at bedtime for them every night since they were born, which is how Marge in Charge began.
“The short, funny adventures will appeal to new readers. This also works well as a read-aloud and is a great segue into the classic tales of another mischievous nanny, Mary Poppins.”
— School Library Journal