Marge and the Great Train Rescue

Distributor:       Booktopia/Amazon 
Publisher:         Bonnier/Piccadilly Books
Release Date:   August 2017  


Janet Mawdesley

Author :  Isla Fisher, illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans 

Marge is once again on duty and in charge of Jakey and Jemina in her latest series of adventures, which could only happen with Marge as your babysitter and an entire world in which to have adventures. This time though she is somehow involved with a train rescue, yep, that’s right, a train rescue, when a train sort, of somehow, gets confused and has to stop on the track to make way for a cow.

Marge and the children are given tickets to take the train on an outing to the Zoo. Marge makes a promise to Jakey, who is mad about trains, that he can certainly drive the train. Things go wrong almost immediately when they try to enter the driver’s cabin. The conductor gets very cross indeed and so they try a disguise, which somehow is not too good. It looks like Marge cannot make good on her promise that is until the train has to stop for cow on the track, and once again Marge, with her amazing magic, comes to the rescue.

But that was after the terrible tale of the missing tooth and before they reached the Zoo, which was when things really got to be funny and zany and so much fun!

Isla Fisher with her zany sense of the ridiculous and Eglantine Ceulemans, with her wonderfully cartoon-like portraits of Marge and the children,  a have once again bought her flamboyantly to life in another series of outlandish adventures which are perfectly designed to appeal ,not just to children, but to the child in us all.

Well scripted for early readers and young readers discovering their first serious chapter book, there will be smiles all around as the children in your life relate to Marge in charge once again, with chaos all around, wild adventure and a good dose of hilarity ruling the day.