Review of Marge and the Secret Tunnel by Isla Fisher

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Reviewed by: Mojomums reviewer Karen


Life with Marge is NEVER boring! She has rainbow hair, goes skiing in the middle of summer and is the best babysitter anyone could wish for.

And maybe – just maybe – Marge can help Jemima and Jakey work out who (or what) is at the end of the secret tunnel.

The fourth fun family story in the MARGE IN CHARGE series, written by actor & comedian Isla Fisher and illustrated throughout by Eglantine Ceulemans.

What we say: “Another great book, telling the tales and adventures of Marge the babysitter.  Written in the first person, the reader can really get into the stories and imagine being part of the family.

The first story takes us to the end of the garden where the children find a tunnel which they believe leads to Australia.  While they are waiting for their reply from the other side of the tunnel, Marge proceeds to tell the children about her trip to the Great Barrier Reef.  Marge is well travelled and always has interesting stories to tell.  Convinced that Archie (the dog) had dug the tunnel, they found themselves face to face with the person who had been “stealing” their toys.

The second story could well have been my worst nightmare, being locked in a shopping mall with all the lights out! However, after a full days shopping for shoes and new hair cuts all round, Marge decided to make the most of being the only ones in the mall.  She and Jemima had a trolley race around the supermarket before trying to find the exit.

At the start of each story is a very descriptive account of the clothes Marge is wearing, enabling the reader to imagine her eclectic taste.  During the third story Marge finds a “lost kitten” poster and makes it their mission to find this cat.  Pretending to be cats, they crawl around looking for clues but Marge’s bright orange tutu gets stuck as she tries to squeeze through a small hole in a fence.  Whilst the firefighters try to free Marge, they get a shout over the radio to a cat stuck in a tree.  The missing cat is found!

I would definitely recommend this book as well as the other three in the series, an enjoyable read for the whole family.”


Marge and the Secret Tunnel by Isla Fisher is available from many high street book stores and online from Amazon.

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