Five Minutes' Peace
Written by Jill Murphy
Illustrated by Jill Murphy
Part of the Large Family Series
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Celebrate thirty years of the Large family in this stunning anniversary edition of a modern picture book classic.
There can’t be a mum in the country who doesn’t identify with Mrs Large, wrapped in her comfortable dressing gown, doing her best to get away from her children for just five minutes peace (and managing a scant three minutes forty-five seconds)! It is 30 years since the book was first published – this sturdy board book is one of a number of editions to mark the anniversary – and it’s just as funny, accurate and real a portrait of family life as it was when it first came out. Jill Murphy’s comic timing – in words and pictures – is impeccable, and this is a book that truly deserves its status as a classic. ~ Andrea Reece
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Five Minutes' Peace by Jill Murphy
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.
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
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3rd November 2016
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