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Five Minutes' Peace (Large Family) Paperback – 5 Jun 2006

4.6 out of 5 stars 112 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (5 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844285391
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844285396
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 0.4 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 414,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

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Celebrate thirty years of the Large family with this special cased board book edition of a modern picture-book classic. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By A Customer on 4 Mar. 2004
Format: Paperback
This book was not written for children. They don't get it. It was written for poor tired mums everywhere, and especially those with three children. It is wonderful. It is all about a poor tired mum who just wants Five Minutes Peace. No prizes for guessing whether she finds it or not. She tries to sneak out unnoticed, to have a nice warm, peaceful bath, but one by one, they come and disrupt her, and end up taking over the bath. She gets out and goes back to the kitchen, but still only manages to get 3 minutes and 45 seconds peace. Please don't try to tell me that a 3-year-old understands the subtlety of that. Your kids will enjoy it, because it sounds just like them, but you will enjoy it more, because it also sounds just like you...
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Format: Hardcover
This is the BEST EVER book to read to a 3 year old. I'm not quite sure WHO it's best for, mind. Maybe a tiny terrorist will not absorb the sentiment. It may dawn on a stressed or busy Dad that he's not the only one with multiple demands. But Mum's LOVE this book. It expresses how they feel. Without giving away the plot it shows the relief of taking 5 minutes out and the joy of toddlers.
'Grumpsy', having read this to his three children is now buying a new copy for his grandson. I cannot recommend this short book more whole-heartedly!
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This is a lovely book which made me (mum) cry out with laughter when first reading it. From the text you can just imagine what the mum in the book sounds like. It's hilarious. My almost 3 year old loves this book too. Lovely illustrations and a really nice insight into a busy mum's struggle to find 5 minutes peace. I would highly recommend it as it's a really sweet book to read to your little ones and you get a lovely bonus by enjoying it just as much as your child.
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By Mrs. X. Li on 1 April 2014
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It is a beautifully illustrated book but I have to say it is more for an adult than a child. My 4 year old could not understand why the mummy need to leave the children for a while to have a bit peaceful time.
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Jill Murphy's beautifully illustrated stories of the Large Family and their escapades are a joy to read and look at for adults and children alike. They are humorous and so true to life. A must for any child's book collection
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Classic childhood story and great as a board book as stops pages being torn. However arrived with a rather weathered looking front page which is a shame as it was purchased as a gift and no time to replace it.
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By A Customer on 23 Feb. 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is one of the most loved and most requested books in our nursery - high praise indeed from three and four year olds! We highly recommened the sequal too.
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A wonderful book that my daughter loves that I also loved as a child, exactly as I remember it with gorgeous illustrations and an amusing story that keeps the reader occupied also, a little tongue in cheek but a lovely story for all ages.
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