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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. But one day a member of her new family turns out to be even more stubborn than Lizzie is. Is the zip on her mouth about to be pulled open at last? This accessible, perfectly-observed story of divorce and life as a stepchild combines a big central theme with a short and easy text.

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

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Young Corgi

Date published

March 13th, 2008

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.5; Lower years; 1.0 points

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  • 80 pages



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Jacqueline Wilson

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  1. kamkem
    on 4 December 2017

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

    4 out of 5
  2. taekwondo123
    on 30 November 2014

    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!

    5 out of 5
  3. jackyfan2004
    on 8 April 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!
  4. tomgates27
    on 17 March 2014

    this book is short and is really boring

    1 out of 5
  5. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    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.

    4 out of 5
  6. Rumaitha12
    on 9 March 2014

    This book is a bit funny and really good

  7. books2000
    on 8 March 2014

    its good

  8. zippy123
    on 5 March 2014

    Great short read about a girl who doesn’t like talking

  9. bookwormbro
    on 3 January 2014

    loved it place read:school what I think out of 10:10

    one of the best jacqueline wilson books I have read so far

        need more books to read HELP!!!!!
    5 out of 5
  10. queenie13
    on 8 March 2013

    love this book

    5 out of 5
  11. samcharlie123
    on 8 March 2013

    A shorter book, but still quite good. Would probably be more enjoyed by younger readers, but older readers might enjoy it as a small. short read.

    4 out of 5
  12. KarlMagic33
    on 8 March 2013

    Really Good!

  13. ellie-melay27
    on 7 March 2013

    really good book! i love jacqueline wilson a lot! she is one of my favourite authors. this book 5/5

  14. bugzy72
    on 7 March 2013

    its a good book

  15. lap312i
    on 6 March 2013

    another fantastic book from my favorite author wilson.

  16. Sherlock25
    on 6 March 2013

    Good book, not my favorite though, might have to read it again to give it a better chance

  17. Emster123
    on 10 January 2013

    This book is short and sweet but still an amazing book by Jacqueline Wilson! It’s quite funny but sad as well. This book has been written well and is not too long either, I would say that it is the right length for the story. I would say that this book is for younger readers. Enjoy! X

    3 out of 5
  18. coco521
    on 24 December 2012


    5 out of 5
  19. Courtney16
    on 18 May 2012

    This is another one of Jacqueline wilsons good books. It is about that Lizzie has a new stepdad and new stepbrothers, he refuses to speack to anyone. But one day Lizzie meets someone more stubbon than her, will Lizzie unzip her mouthh?

    5 out of 5
  20. lemonade123
    on 12 May 2012

    This is an extremely short book and i read it in 10 minutes maybe less. I really do agree that its for younger readers but its quite enjoyable for younger readers :)

  21. nikki657
    on 6 March 2012

    interesting, heart-warming, must-read book! I have read it loads and i’m sure you’ll love it just as much as I do!

  22. la1397
    on 3 March 2012

    I thought lizzie zipmouth was one of the best books in the world when i read it, because I’d never seen anything like it. Now, when I look back, I think even at 14, I’d still enjoy it just as much! Great book, I advise eveyone to give it a read.

  23. sweethart184
    on 2 March 2012

    a lovely book one of my favourite

  24. kicky105
    on 1 March 2012

    interesting, heart-warming, must-read book! I have read it loads and i’m sure you’ll love it just as much as I do!

  25. salimisra
    on 1 March 2012

    lizzies mom gets married to a bloke lizzie does not like and does not make a good impression so she decides not to tal any more will she ever talk? read on to find out and amazing and lively book form the best sellling author jacqueline wilson

    5 out of 5
  26. bookfairy17
    on 21 January 2012

    i got this book from the library it was great it is so interesting i will say other people to read it

    5 out of 5
  27. foofoo38
    on 12 July 2011


  28. cherry17
    on 3 March 2011

    I loved this book it was really funny and great to read! Age rated 8+.

    5 out of 5
  29. gethi
    on 3 March 2011

    I think the books to short! and i don’t think that Lizzie’s mother should have re-married!

    3 out of 5
  30. osnapitzsafa
    on 1 March 2011

    I like Lizzie zipmouth, I tried to draw her but it didn’t turn out right. I like LIzzie and this book. 4 stars.

    4 out of 5
  31. Meg10
    on 16 February 2011

    This book is short(only 70 pages), but its still one of those fantastic Jacqueline Wilson books!Everyone knows that these books are always fantastic!Top rating:5 stars!

  32. ilovelittledarlings
    on 12 October 2010

    this book is SOOOOO GOOD i hated the part when i found out that her great-grandmother was ill and i LOVED the part whenshe was talking to sam,roary and jake

    5 out of 5
  33. ggandnb
    on 24 July 2010

    this book was amazing!! my best book ever!!

    5 out of 5
  34. cutegirl41
    on 28 May 2010

    I loved reading this book!! Jacqueline Wilson your my FAV auther!!!

    5 out of 5
  35. maisie1998
    on 2 May 2010

    It was a good book about a girl who didnt want to speak because of troubles in her life but will it get sorted out ha ha ha im not going to tell you you have to read it for yourselfs its good btw

    4 out of 5
  36. alidai92
    on 18 September 2009

    i love this book because it is great !

  37. loopyloo27
    on 6 June 2009

    this was a cool book! so cool everyone should read it!

    5 out of 5
  38. sparkleflower
    on 14 May 2009

    I really like it ive read it loads of times !

    5 out of 5