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Got five minutes? Share this with your grown-up. A warm, funny story that celebrates mums. One morning Mrs Large (a plump and jolly elephant) needs some peace and quiet away from the kids. So she runs a lovely bubble bath and takes a tray of tasty breakfast into the bathroom. But with lots of cheeky little elephants running riot, her peace is to be very short-lived… Nobody can resist Jill Murphy’s witty text and glowing pictures. Warm your heart and make your mum smile with this jumbo family favourite.

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

“If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived.” The Guardian

“Jill Murphy deserves a constellation of gold stars.” The Observer

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 2.4; Lower years; 0.5 points

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  • 32 pages


UK edition


Jill Murphy

8033 jill murphy 1 503810


  1. amy
    on 18 January 2012

    five minutes peace

    this is a great book as a bed time story for children. And as i am an adult i still read it myself! but yes i would highly recommend it for children.

    5out of 5

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What kids think

  1. Evie 113313

    on 24 March 2014

    It is very calm and peaceful and makes me feel happy! I am sure it will make you calm as well!

    Jill Murphy deserves a consolation of stars so that is why I have given her 5 stars out of 5 stars!

    I also enjoyed the worst witch I am so glad you are a an author!!

    5out of 5
  2. Hayley 113303

    on 9 March 2014

    Really nice picture book

    4out of 5
  3. Hayley 113303

    on 6 March 2014

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    5out of 5
  4. Bellasara 113282

    on 3 January 2014

    I liked it

  5. Dora thumb 222

    on 5 March 2013

    This is about a mum who wants some peace bUt she can’t get it with her children around.

  6. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 7 March 2012

    i usedto love this when i was little cos my mum said she never got any peace, she said not even when im in the bath !!! so it used to make me laugh.

  7. Avatar cleopatra 761742

    on 7 March 2012

    I loved reading this book in primary school! The large family are still a favourite of mine and always will be! The author has made a great job of making the animal characters sound real by describing their actions and emotions.

  8. Petula 113689

    on 4 March 2012

    When i was younger i really liked this book!

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    on 4 March 2012

    The Large Family books are a great, funny series full of events that will appeal to adults as well as children. This story is about poor old Mummy never getting any peace . Well worth a read.

    5out of 5
  10. Pearl 113298

    on 1 March 2012

    It is about a mummy having a bath but the children all bother her. I like Laura the best.

    3out of 5
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    on 1 March 2012

    Great book from my childhood which i now read to my baby at bedtime. He loves the pictures and it settles him down nicely for bed.

    4out of 5