Lizzie Zipmouth

Lizzie refuses to speak. It’s as if she has a zip across her mouth. She doesn’t want to talk to anyone… and most definitely not her new stepbrothers and stepdad. Nothing can coax her into speaking to them: not football, not pizza, not even a new bedroom. But one day, a member of her new family turns out to be even more stubborn than Lizzie is. Is the zip across her mouth about to be pulled open at last?

Winner of the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award and the Red House Children’s Book Award.

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  • liked it

    i think this is a cool book i thinks it could be little bit longer

    4 December 2017

  • loved it

    this is my favourite book because it is funny and dramatic but even though the book is small it is a very good book and sometimes big things come in small packages!

    30 November 2014

  • I think this book is truly amazing because it tells people that even if you’re scared, worried and don’t like someone you can still speak and not keep your mouth zipped at all times. when I heard the song little me by little mix I realized the chorus relates to this book: I’d tell her to speak up, tell her to shout out, Talk a bit louder, be a bit prouder, Tell her she’s beautiful, wonderful, Everything she doesn’t see,

        You gotta speak up, you gotta shout out,
    And know that right here, right now,
    You can be beautiful, wonderful,
    Anything you wanna be,
    little me. I think its tell lizzie to speak up and know she can talk no matter how she feels. I think that songs  kind of telling everyone a message. I'm not making any of this up so,                      READ IT!

    8 April 2014

  • rubbish

    this book is short and is really boring

    17 March 2014

  • liked it

    This book shows the purpose of how another character would feel if they would of been hurt or disobeyed, however Lizzie is trying to get her mums attention to her and try to tell her that she might not fit on their family very well.

    9 March 2014

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    Jacqueline Wilson

    Former Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s best-known living children’s authors.


    Jacqueline has won loads of awards, including the prestigious Children’s Laureate 2005-2007, two British Book Awards Children’s Books of the Year for Girls in Tears and The Illustrated Mum, and the Guardian prize for The Illustrated Mum. In a poll to find the Nation’s Favourite Children’s Book Double Act was voted 10th and was the only contemporary title in the top ten.

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    Nick Sharratt

    Nick Sharratt is one of the country’s favourite illustrators, with over 100 books to his name.


    Nick has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children’s Book Award for A Cheese and Tomato Spider and the Nottingham Children’s Book Award for Elephant Wellyphant.

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