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Five Minutes' Peace

by Jill Murphy

Part of the Large Family Series

Five Minutes' Peace Synopsis

Celebrate thirty years of the Large family in this stunning anniversary edition of a modern picture book classic. If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ... you just couldn't get better Guardian A stunning 30th anniversary edition of a family picture book favourite, this is the story of Mrs Large the elephant - who just needs five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast and the morning paper. But there's never a dull moment with the Larges, and it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived! Family life is beautifully observed in this warm and funny modern classic from Jill Murphy, one of Britain's most treasured author-illustrators.

Five Minutes' Peace Press Reviews

Thirtieth anniversary edition of the astutely observed Large family classic, well timed for Mother's Day purchases. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * It works because it is such a familiar scenario to both parent and toddler. * Families Magazine * I am sure I'm not alone in rating this as one of my all-time favourite picture books. Mummy elephant is someone we can all identify with. * Angels & Urchins * Mothering Sunday is nearly upon us and no other series has ever quite captured the highs and lows of parenthood as effectively as Jill Murphy's Large Family series. [...] Murphy's shrewd observations and her knack for recreating the chaotic yet loving warm and loving environment of family life will resonate with all members of the family. It is simple, funny, heartwarming , relatable and it never gets old; the sure signs of a true classic. * Library Mice * A tale that parents everywhere can relate to [...] and with the release of this beautifully illustrated special edition, no doubt many more children and parents will fall in love with the Large family. * Cornwall Living *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406361902
Publication date: 4th February 2016
Author: Jill Murphy
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages
Categories: Picture storybooks,

About Jill Murphy

Jill Murphy is one of Britain's most treasured author-illustrators. She wrote and illustrated her first book, the bestselling The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen, and went on to create the award-winning Large family series, which has sold over five million copies worldwide and been adapted for television. Jill's other characters include a small monster called Marlon who starred in the acclaimed picture books The Last Noo-noo and All for One. Jill lives in Cornwall.

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