Marigold isn't like other mums.
"She's good at spending heaps of money that we haven't got. She's good at getting drunk. She's good at getting completely nutty ideas into her head."
Dolphin adores her mum - she's beautiful and vibrant. She's covered in colourful tattoos and with her bright hair and amazing clothes, Marigold stands out, wherever she goes.
But her sister, Star, feels differently.
Marigold may look great, but living with her unpredictable, fiery moods can be hard. After Marigold has a breakdown, Dolphin starts to wonder...is she the right person to be looking after her?
From bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson, The Illustrated Mum is an optimistic tale about family, mental health and sisterly love. This is a must have book for every young reader.
A powerfully portrayed, sometimes shocking but ultimately uplifting story, this is a book not to be missed - The Bookseller
This is Book 9 in the Cover to Cover Series. See all Cover to Cover books here.
Jacqueline Wilson Biography
Jacqueline Wilson is a much loved and hugely successful English children’s book author. She was born in Bath in 1945 but grew up in Kingston Upon Thames, not far from London.
Her writing often deals with difficult but essential topics such as divorce, bullying and mental illness and her fans say they really feel she u
Nick Sharratt Biography
Nick Sharratt is a much-respected illustrator and author of children’s books. He was born in London in 1962 and spent his childhood in Suffolk, Nottinghamshire and Manchester.
From a very early age Sharratt loved to draw so it was no surprise that when he left school he decided to go to Manchester Polytechnic to do a foun