Mums everywhere have a soft spot for Mrs Large, recognising so many of their own experiences in Jill Murphy’s character. Here Mr Large nobly steps up when his wife is feeling under the weather, giving her a much-needed day in bed. But a series of crashes from downstairs, and the appearance at her bedside of various small members of her family to explain what caused them, mean that poor Mrs Large has hardly a minute’s peace all day. It’s another beautifully observed slice of family life, Mrs Large’s facial expressions in particular are a delight and the final image of the whole family sprawled out fast asleep on her bed will make everyone smile. ~ Andrea Reece
If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ...you just couldn't get better Guardian The perfect Father's Day gift and hilarious tale of family life, this is a beautiful new edition of a modern picture book classic in the Large family series. Mrs Large isn't feeling too good. So Mr Large sends her back to bed. I'll take charge, he says. Mrs Large settles down for a nice rest while Mr Large and the children get busy hoovering, dusting and tidying. But Mrs Large's day doesn't turn out to be quite as restful as she had first hoped!
With a foreword and gorgeous foil lettering on the cover and spine, this is a beautiful book to treasure.
|Publication date:||1st June 2017|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
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