Five Minutes' Peace

By Jill Murphy
Illustrated by Jill Murphy

Celebrate the joys of motherhood with this gorgeous Mother's Day gift edition of the modern picture book classic!

"If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ... you just couldn't get better" Guardian Mums everywhere will understand the plight of poor Mrs Large. All she wants is five minutes' 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 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.

  • This lovely small format gift edition with a padded cover is the perfect addition to any Mother's Day selection.
  • Also starring the fabulous Large family: All In One Piece, A Quiet Night In, A Piece of Cake and Mr Large in Charge.

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.


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: 9781406386738
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2019
Dimensions: 170 x 140mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 01/04/19 at 01:24:27
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