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Nanny McPhee: Based on the Collected Tales of Nurse Matilda
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon February 7, 2006
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After seeing the movie "Nanny McPhee," my six-year-old daughter and I couldn't wait to read the book it was based on. We weren't disappointed. The Brown children in the book really are terribly, TERRIBLY naughty, maybe even worse than the children in the movie. There are more of them, too - a seemingly endless number; thus more opportunities for naughtiness.

I love this book because it makes it clear that even while she's teaching the children to behave, Nurse Matilda loves them not just in spite of their naughtiness, but because of it. The ineffectual parents are pretty funny, too. And the illustrations by Edward Ardizzone couldn't be more charming.

Be prepared for questions about Britishisms - e.g., the children eat swedes and roly-poly pudding with treacle, and the Baby wears a nappy. It all adds to the atmosphere.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2006
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The books by Christianna Brand are charming and are written with typical British understatement. The only complaint that I had is that the children's adventures tend to become repetitious after a while, the pattern of the lessons is always the same. The screenplay that Emma Thompson created using these books as her inspiration is nothing less than wonderful. It simply soared! My 22-year-old daughter and I left the theatre delighted and planning our next visit to the Brown family.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2005
Format: Paperback
Written in 1946, this endearing tale of an atrocious looking Nanny with a magical walking stick is very entertaining! Mr and Mrs Brown have many children and go through many nurses, governesses and nannies as they are a trifle hard to handle! Nurse Matilda arrives on the scene and order is restored, but not before lots of naughty fun is had.

I'll be eager to see the movie version, NANNY MCPHEE!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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This story is one of my favorites and I'm glad to see it back in print. It's truely original and every adult I've given it to has also enjoyed it. A wonderful book to share with your children.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2011
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My great-granddaughter and I watched the Nanny McPhee movies while I was visiting her one day. I saw the name of the author whose stories they were based on, so ordered the book for her. Nurse Matilda is the Nanny of last resort for desperate parents of badly behaved children! She makes them behave, and eventually makes them love her. A funny book that also teaches good behavior, by showing how naughty behavior can backfire.
Clever illustrations, too!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Wonderful book....wonderful story.....it will warm your heart. The words bring back memories of my childhood in Jamaica. Please note, that back then when these books were written, Nurse was the name for Nanny. It was changed to Nanny for the obvious reason. We should not downgrade a children's story, because we dont know the language of another culture. Please buy the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2010
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I love this book. The stories are unique and creative. One review I read was disappointed because the book wasn't the same as the Nanny McPhee movies but they obviously didn't actually read the book because it is every bit as similar to the movie as any other novel turned movie. I suppose they were too hung up on the idea that they changed her name from Nurse Matilda to Nanny McPhee. My kids are a bit young, but I have every intention of reading this to them when they are a few years older.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2007
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This is a very good book, both for children and adults. I wish these stories were available when I was young. Adults will find much to entertain them as well as many reminders of their childhood. I was not as impressed with the illustrations as the publisher but art is subjective.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2014
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I read this entire book to my son when he was a small child as a bunch of small bedtime stories. Its Perfect for that. He still talks about the funny stories about the bad little children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2014
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We enjoyed all 3 stories and comparing them with Nanny McPhee DVDs.
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