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Five Minutes' Peace

By Jill Murphy
Illustrated by Jill Murphy

Celebrate thirty years of the Large family in this stunning anniversary edition of a modern picture book classic.

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.

  • With huge appeal to both adults and children, a wonderful Christmas, Mother's Day and Expectant Mother gift purchase.
  • Other titles in the Large series include Mr Large in Charge and A Piece of Cake, as well as the Kate Greenaway shortlisted All In One Piece and A Quiet Night In.
  • Winner of Parents magazine's Best Books for Babies Award, 1987.

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: 9781406349825
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Dimensions: 230 x 190mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $24.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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