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Fresh, funny and family friendly, everyone needs a Marge in Charge!



Marge in Charge by Isla Fisher

Jemima and Jake's new babysitter doesn't look too promising. In fact she looks very sensible, very old and VERY small (she only comes up to daddy's armpit!). But the moment their parents leave the house, Marge gives a mischievous wink, takes off her hat and reveals a marvellous mane of rainbow-coloured hair! Marge really is a babysitter like no other and the children spend a wild evening with her - racing snails, slurping chocolate soup and mixing potions in the bath! But if Jake and Jemima want her to babysit again it's time for them to take charge of Marge, tidy up and settle her down for a little sleep.

Three hilarious, anarchic and charming MARGE stories from A-list actress, mother, writer and comedian Isla Fisher.

"My name is Jemima Button. I am seven years old and I'm the tallest girl in my class. My little brother is Jakeypants, though grown-ups call him Jake, and he is four years old. He loves wrestling, dinosaurs and ice cream. We live with our mummy and daddy in an ordinary house, on an ordinary steet. We used to be an ordinary family until the day our babysitter came...!

"Isla Fisher is hilarious" - David Walliams 

Read about the author - Isla Fisher

Isla Lang Fisher is an Australian actress. Born to Scottish parents in Oman, she moved to Australia at age 6. She appeared on the children's adventure series 'Bay Cove' and TV series 'Paradise Beach' before playing Shannon Reed on 'Home and Away'. She then studied in Paris to become a clown for two years before realising that there is not much call for miming 'the wall'!

She has since been known for her comedic roles in Scooby-Doo, I Heart Huckabees, Wedding Crashers, Hot Rod, Definitely, Maybe, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Rango, Bachelorette, and 'Arrested Development'. In 2013, Fisher starred as Myrtle Wilson in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and as Henley Reeves in Now You See Me. Isla has a starring role alongside Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm in Keeping Up With The Joneses and Tom Ford’s latest film Nocturnal Animals. Isla is a supporter of 'Save the Children' and helped launch their breastfeeding campaign in 2013. Isla has has played many roles over the years but her favourite one has been being a mummy to her three children with husband comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen. Isla has been making up stories at bedtime for them every night since they were born and the MARGE books are a reminder of all the fun they have at bedtime reading books and sharing stories.