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Five Minutes' Peace

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Staff Pick

Mrs. Large loves her three little elephants, as any mother elephant would. But this morning all she wants is five minutes alone in the bath with a soothing cup of tea. With equal sympathy for the patient parent and the well-intentioned child, Jill Murphy shows just what a great match caring and chaos can be.
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Mrs. Large loves her three little elephants, as any mother elephant would. But this morning all she wants is five minutes alone in the bath with a soothing cup of tea. With equal sympathy for the patient parent and the well-intentioned child, Jill Murphy shows just what a great match caring and chaos can be.
Recommended by Galen, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A search for five minutes' peace that every busy family will relate to. All Mrs. Large wants is five minutes' peace from her energetic children, but chaos follows her all the way from the kitchen to the bath and back again.

Review:

"This book is pure joy, one that parents, not just children, will want to keep on hand; Murphy's frazzled mom will find a soft spot in every reader." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"It happens to be an elephant family having breakfast. It could be yours. Painfully funny." The New York Times

Review:

"A hearty chuckle can be experienced during shared reading time between a mother and her children — perhaps eliciting a bit of understanding." School Library Journal

About the Author

Jill Murphy lives in Cornwall, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780698117877
Author:
Murphy, Jill
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Animals - Elephants
Subject:
Elephants
Subject:
Behavacr
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
7.55x9.08x.22 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780698117877 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Mrs. Large loves her three little elephants, as any mother elephant would. But this morning all she wants is five minutes alone in the bath with a soothing cup of tea. With equal sympathy for the patient parent and the well-intentioned child, Jill Murphy shows just what a great match caring and chaos can be.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Mrs. Large loves her three little elephants, as any mother elephant would. But this morning all she wants is five minutes alone in the bath with a soothing cup of tea. With equal sympathy for the patient parent and the well-intentioned child, Jill Murphy shows just what a great match caring and chaos can be.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This book is pure joy, one that parents, not just children, will want to keep on hand; Murphy's frazzled mom will find a soft spot in every reader." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "It happens to be an elephant family having breakfast. It could be yours. Painfully funny."
"Review" by , "A hearty chuckle can be experienced during shared reading time between a mother and her children — perhaps eliciting a bit of understanding."
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