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Five Minutes' Peace

Written by Jill Murphy

Illustrated 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 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 Synopsis

There's never a dull moment with the Large family! One morning Mrs Large, needing some peace and quiet away from her boisterous children, decides to take refuge in the bathroom. She fills herself a foamy bubble-bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast ...but finds her peace to be very short-lived.

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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: 9781406363623
Publication date: 1st December 2015
Author: Jill Murphy
Illustrator: Jill Murphy
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Board book
Pagination: 24 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 ...

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