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The Last Noo-Noo

By Jill Murphy
Illustrated by Jill Murphy

A brilliantly funny book about a monster attached to his dummy, from the bestselling author-illustrator of Five Minutes' Peace and Peace at Last.

With wit, humour and a keen feel for the dynamics of family life, the creator of Five Minutes' Peace and A Quiet Night In captures a familiar dilemma in this multiple award-winning book – the dilemma of how to help a little one let go of their dummy! Marlon's granny thinks that he's much too old for a dummy. "It's a noo-noo," Marlon informs her. And he has no intention of giving it up. Not even when his mum throws it in the bin. Not even when the other monsters call him a big baby. Nothing and no one can make Marlon give up his noo-noo until Marlon decides that the time is right...

  • Winner of the Smarties Book Prize 0-5 Years Category, the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Nottingham Children's Book Award.
  • "A brilliantly funny book with an independent-minded central character who, ultimately, makes his own decision to given up his dummy." Practical Parenting
  • Also published this month: All for One by Jill Murphy

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. About The Last Noo-Noo, she says, "Planting noo-noos in the garden works wonders ... Trees take a long time to grow, and while children wait for their noo-noo trees, they tend to forget all about their noo-noos." Jill lives in Cornwall.

Awards

1996: Nottingham Children's Book Award

Nottingham Children's Book Award - Winner

1996: Sheffield Children's Book Award

Sheffield Children's Book Award - Winner

1995: Nestle Children's Book Prize/Nestle Smarties Book Prize

Nestle Smarties Book Prize - Winner

ISBN: 9781406331844
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2011
Dimensions: 230 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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