Five Minutes' Peace

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Walker, 1986 - Children's literature - 32 pages
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Mrs Large, the elephant, just wants five minutes' peace. She goes off to have a bath and takes her breakfast tray with her. But her children Lester, Laura and the little one have other ideas!

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This is a must-read for all those moms (and dads) who love their little ones to bits but would love 5 minutes without being needed by anyone. A great gift - and the kids will enjoy it too.

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GR Level: J Elementary: E MUR I just read this book again today and forgot how funny it is. It's humor is geared toward adults but it's still a great read. Sometimes even grownups don't get what they want. Read full review

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About the author (1986)

Jill Murphy was born in London, England on July 5, 1949. She attended the Chelsea Art School and the Croydon Art School. Before becoming a full-time author and illustrator, she worked as a nanny and in a children's home. Her first book, The Worst Witch, was published when she was 24 years old and became the first book in The Worst Witch series. She is also known for her Mr. and Mrs. Large picture books. Her works has won numerous awards including the 1980 Kate Greenaway Medal for Peace at Last, the 1987 Parents Magazine Best Books for Babies Award for Five Minutes' Peace, and the 1995 Smarties Book Prize, the 1996 Sheffield Children's Book Award, and the 1996 Gateshead Gold Award for The Last Noo-Noo.

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