Looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsibility.
When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and leaves Lily, six-year-old twins Bliss and Baxter, and little sister Pixie on their own, Lily is determined to keep the family together and show they can cope without any grown-ups. But when she fears their secret is going to be discovered, she decides they need a safer hiding place. What could be better than to take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park? Plenty of space to run about, no flat to tidy, and surely no chance anyone will guess they’re there...
A touching story that will thrill Jacqueline Wilson’s many fans.
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Jacqueline Wilson reads her fabulous new novel about a resourceful young girl trying to keep her family together.
Like many children, Lily sometimes feels that she’d be better off on her own without those pesky grown-ups telling her what to do all the time. In Lily’s case, her neglectful mother and absentee stepdad mean that she may actually have a point, or so she thinks.
When Lily’s mother goes on holiday to Spain she spies an opportunity to prove that she can take care of herself and her younger siblings without needing anyone else’s help. She engineers a situation in which the children are left alone while their mother is away, and whilst at first things are going well, soon the weight of responsibility begins to catch up with Lily. With nothing to eat and many people becoming suspicious when her mother is nowhere to be seen, she decides to take the children out of the flat to avoid her school, neighbours and social services from finding out what she’s done. This however has its consequences.
In this entertaining story written by children’s favourite Jacqueline Wilson and read by her on this CD and MP3 audiobook, we find out what happens when a young child tries to take on more responsibility than they can handle, and how the importance of family cannot be underestimated.