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Five Minutes' Peace

By Jill Murphy
Illustrated by Jill Murphy

There's family fun for everyone in this interactive sound book version of the much-loved classic story.

A fabulous sound book edition of a firm family favourite, this is the story of Mrs Large the elephant – who just needs five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! 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 Large family, 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.

  • Features eight press and play sounds to bring the story of Five Minutes' Peace to life like never before!
  • "If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived... you just couldn't get better" -- Guardian

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: 9781406374841
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Dimensions: 283 x 255mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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