Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

by Jill Murphy


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698117877
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/28/1999
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 53,773
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Jill Murphy lives in Cornwall, England.

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"This title 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

"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

"A very funny book. . . An affectionate, beguiling story." -Booklist

"It happens to be an elephant family having breakfast. It could be yours. . . . Painfullly funny." -The New York Times Book Review

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Five Minutes' Peace 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
paroof on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How can you not love (and identify with) this mother elephant? She just wants five minutes alone in the bath, but her family just doesn't understand.
rainbowgiggles More than 1 year ago
As a single mom with 3 kids, this book is so very true! My daughter picks a different book out every night, this was the book she picked out tonight. We had a very rough weekend, all 3 kids and myself were sick, this book made me remember "hey, its not just me!" even if they are fictional characters. I suggest this book for everyone, single parent or not! This is my new favorite baby shower book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my husbands favorite book as a child and so i got it for him for christmas to read to our children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book, it's so true, when you have kids...there is no peace. I've had this book for a long time and when I'm having a stressful day with my 3 kids, I look at this book and I sit back and laugh, in a fun way it reminds me how blessed I am to have my kids. Makes a great gift!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! It represents both the frustrating as well as joyful times of being a mom. As a baby shower gift, I give a copy of the book along with shower gel, lotion, etc to the mom. Hopefully, she'll be able to enjoy both the book and the items to pamper herself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While this book is probably intended for children, and could easily be used to talk about Mom's need for a little time alone, it will appeal to every Mom or Dad who just needs 5 minutes alone, and can't get it...