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Five Minutes' Peace

By Jill Murphy
Illustrated by Jill Murphy

Celebrate twenty-five years of the Large family with this special edition of a modern picture book classic, complete with fold-out height chart.

A stunning 25th anniversary edition of an award-winning 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. With the jacket of this edition revealing an exclusive height chart, this is the perfect gift for mums and little ones alike.

  • This jacket of this beautiful gift edition folds out to reveal an exclusive height chart.
  • Winner of the Best Books for Babies Award.
  • he Large Family series has sold nearly five million copies worldwide.

About the author

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.

Awards

1987: Parents Magazine Best Book for Babies

Parents Magazine Best Book for Babies - Winner

1986: Children's Book Award

Children's Book Award - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406330120
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2011
Dimensions: 280 x 235mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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