Five Minutes' Peace

Written by Jill Murphy

Part of the Large Family Series

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

LoveReading View on Five Minutes' Peace

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 handsome new hardback marks 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

Five Minutes' Peace Synopsis

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.

If you loved this, you might like these...

The Most-Loved Bear
The Storm Whale in Winter
Elmer's Walk
TwirlyBOO!

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781406361902
Publication date: 04/02/2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406363623
Publication date: 01/12/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9781406349825
Publication date: 01/10/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406349825
Publication date: 1st October 2015
Author: Jill Murphy
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers

About Jill Murphy

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors    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, and Ruby the bunny, who stars in Jill's latest picture book, Meltdown! Jill ...

More About Jill Murphy

More Books By Jill Murphy

Cover for First Prize for the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
Cover for Meltdown! by Jill Murphy
Cover for Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy
View All Books By Jill Murphy

Share this book

LoveReading4Kids Kids Zone

Check out the latest activities in our KidsZone.