Marge in Charge and the Stolen Treasure by Isla Fisher

Reviewed by Holly (Library Patron)

This book was a “comfortable” read for children in Grades 3-5. It also has been hailed as a good read-aloud. This is the second book in what appears to be an emerging series written by the TV/film star Isla Fisher. No doubt Ms. Fisher has “pirated” many ingredients from past babysitters/nanny book characters. Not too much different than Mary Poppins and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. While this recipe is nothing new these books may revive the old concept of a likeable and exciting caretaker. The books consist of three episodes or adventures each. Each episode can be read separately and thus they provide a good one sitting read aloud. The episodes are well written and mildly entertaining. I would HIGHLY recommend reading and sharing the original literature pieces. BUT in attempts to make things fresh and new these books might make a good alternative.

Available through the Bridges Library System

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