Connie's not happy. Her parents are having a baby. Well, not one, but two babies! Why do they need more children? They've got her! Soon the house is filled with dirty nappies and screaming babies and Connie's expected to help. And no one pays any attention to her. It's not fair. So when Nurse Meade puts some blue beads in her hair, Connie's delighted. And when she clacks them together, things start to happen…Soon, everyone can see things from Connie's point of view. This work talks about Connie and the Water Babies. Connie is scared of water. She can't swim and she hates going to the pool. Everyone says she should go because she'll love it, and even Charles and Claire, the twins, like the water. Typical. Then Nurse Meade gives Connie some more blue beads. And when they clack together, suddenly Connie can swim like a mermaid.
Jacqueline Wilson started work at a publishers and then went on to work as a journalist for D.C. Thomson in Scotland where she helped found JACKIE magazine. Jacqueline's books include THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER, THE SUITCASE KID, DOUBLE ACT, BAD GIRLS, THE DARE GAME, VICKY ANGEL, THE ILLUSTRATED MUM, DUSTBIN BABY, SECRETS, THE WORRY WEBSITE, LOLA ROSE, MIDNIGHT, BEST FRIENDS, THE DIAMOND GIRLS and CLEAN BREAK. Jacqueline has won several awards, including the Smarties Prize, The Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Children's Book Award. She has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book Prize, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and was Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal. In 2002, Jacqueline was awarded an OBE for services to literacy. In 2004 it was announced by PLR that Jacqueline is now the most borrowed author from public libraries in the UK, toppling Catherine Cookson off the top spot after 17 years. In May 2005 Jacqueline was announced as the new Children's Laureate. Jacqueline has now sold around 20 million books and has been translated into 30 languages. She lives in Kingston-on-Thames.