“Highly likely to spark nostalgia in adults who are eager to find out what became of their childhood favourite.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
My Mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson sees the return of care home kid and best-selling favourite Tracy Beaker. Now, Tracy is an adult with a daughter of her own, Jessica (Jess) Beaker – who is the spitting image of Tracy, except that Jess wears glasses. Nick Sharratt’s quirky and recognisable illustrations also return to draw Tracy, her daughter and the other characters that fill the pages of this book.
Jess narrates this new episode in the Beaker series which follows the ups and downs of Tracy and her Jess’ lives together. Like most of Wilson’s books, the adults in My Mum Tracy Beaker certainly aren’t perfect but Jess thinks her mum is the best one in the world – even if sometimes events put this belief to the test.
My Mum Tracy Beaker introduces some new characters and not only sees the return of Tracy herself but also her foster mum Cam, biological mum Carly, and some other surprising characters that readers will remember from the other books in the Beaker series; The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Dare Game, and Starring Tracy Beaker.
While this book is aimed at children aged 8-11 and will be thoroughly enjoyed by a new generation of readers picking the Tracy Beaker Series up for the first time, it is also highly likely to spark nostalgia in adults who are eager to find out what became of their childhood favourite, Tracy Beaker.
Catherine Muxworthy, Booksbirdblog
Added 10th May 2019