Mrs Large's attempts to have five minutes peace, her vain efforts to get out of the house all in one piece for a night out, her absurd notion that elephants can diet and the farce of Mr Large's birthday, are all contained in this collection of four Large Family stories.
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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 starsin the acclaimed picture books The Last Noo-Noo and All for One, and Ruby the bunny, who stars in Meltdown! Jill lives in Cornwall.From Publishers Weekly:
"Exhausted parents everywhere," to whom Murphy dedicates this work, will be as tickled as their young ones by her jovial story, the fourth book featuring the Large family--those precocious, precious pachyderms who made their debut in Five Minutes' Peace . "It's Daddy's birthday, and we're going to have a quiet night in," Mrs. Large informs her four children. Resigned to the fact that they are expected to go to bed early to ensure their parents a tranquil evening, the young elephants, markers and paintbrushes in trunk, make decorations for the dinner table. But, alas, Mrs. Large's romantic repast never materializes. Mr. Large comes home from work very weary, and falls asleep while reading the kids a bedtime story. And guess who does the same when she takes over? After covering their dozing parents with a blanket, the children, resolving that it would be a pity to waste the birthday meal, carry it upstairs for a bedtime snack, spilling merrily as they go. Brimming with droll particulars, Murphy's colored-pencil renditions of the family's antics are as spirited as ever--and are an ideal match for her cleverly understated text. Ages 3-up.
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Descrizione libro Walker Books Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110744532604
Descrizione libro Walker Books Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. The Large Family Collection: "Five Minutes' Peace", "All in One Piece", "A Piece of Cake", "A Quiet Night in": "Five . Piece", "A Piece of Cake", "A Quiet Night In" Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Codice libro della libreria 1111-9780744532609