Sister Madge’s Book of Nuns


Author: Doug Macleod
Illustrator: Craig Smith

Publisher: Working Title Press

Publication Date: March 2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921504433
For ages: 5+
RRP; $24.99

Reviewed By Vicki Griffin.

What a quirky little book! Sister Madge’s Book of Nuns is one of those funny rhyming stories that twists one’s tongue but one can’t help but have fun. It is about nuns and each little story (there are 13 stories) is about a different nun and her mishaps. Try holding in one’s giggles whilst reading this book and then having to go back over what you’ve read to make sure that it’s right! It is a funny not very religious book about Nuns who like Sister Nation and the big baby, ‘it took a dozen whacks before the baby gave a mighty roar.’

Sister Madge’s Book of Nuns was released back in 1986 and this time around I think it may just get the same following. From the Convent of Our lay of Immense Proportions comes a lot of humorous stories that can be read out loud to children and schools that’s if your tongue doesn’t get tied trying to read it. A very funny book with funny illustrations and beautifully formatted, children will laugh until their sides hurt at this particular convents antics.

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