Five Minutes' Peace

Got five minutes? Share this with your grown-up. A warm, funny story that celebrates mums. One morning Mrs Large (a plump and jolly elephant) needs some peace and quiet away from the kids. So she runs a lovely bubble bath and takes a tray of tasty breakfast into the bathroom. But with lots of cheeky little elephants running riot, her peace is to be very short-lived… Nobody can resist Jill Murphy’s witty text and glowing pictures. Warm your heart and make your mum smile with this jumbo family favourite.

“Family life is beautifully observed with a humour that appeals to both adult and child.” The Daily Telegraph

“If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived.” The Guardian

“Jill Murphy deserves a constellation of gold stars.” The Observer

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    Jill Murphy

    Jill Murphy is the author of the Worst Witch and Large Family books. Her much-loved heroine Mildred is back in The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star, and Jill is a World Book Day author for 2014.

    Awards

    Jill Murphy won the Nestle Smarties Prize and the Sheffield Children’s Book Prize for The Last Noo Noo.

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