Five Minutes' Peace (Large Family)

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Five Minutes' Peace (Large Family)

Five Minutes' Peace (Large Family)

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The Large Family stories are Jill’s other best known stories, picture books telling of the domestic chaos of a family of elephants. This is my mother's day gift for the moms in my story time audience, and every single one can identify with Mrs. This is such a fun portrayal of a scenario every mom faces now and again--the great need for just five minutes all to herself! But there's never a dull moment with the Larges, and it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived!

Taking the section of when Lester, Laura and baby come into the bathroom, children can explore what items they may bring; what they may read instead of a book or what story they may read, a different instrument or melody they may play, and what they may bring for their mother instead of toys as baby did. It’s been an honour collaborating with the Jill Murphy Estate, bringing a collection of prints from the much-loved Large Family to life for the very first time. But there’s never a dull moment with the Larges, and it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived! This is a family orientated story that children and parents will be able to relate to, it could be used as part of a families topic or to generate discussion for Mother's Day. Before long, the exuberant youngsters clamber into the bath, forcing their mother to seek refuge elsewhere.

I completely understand her wanting privacy, and I'm sure it's a perfectly fine thing to leave your children to tend to themselves for a few minutes, but anything can happen when children are unsupervised. Children can consider why the children would not leave their mother alone and how Mrs Large may be feeling when the children come into the bathroom. During her career she wrote many fantastic children’s books including the Worst Witch series and more books about the Large family!

Only a mother can understand what being a mother is like--it's enjoyable, but sometimes it gets so frantic that the mother wishes for only five minutes alone. A stunning 30th anniversary edition of a family picture book favourite, this is the story of Mrs Large the elephant – who just needs five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! This is a story I would use with children in the EYFS because of the simple lexis and big, bold pictures.

Mothering Sunday is nearly upon us and no other series has ever quite captured the highs and lows of parenthood as effectively as Jill Murphy’s Large Family series.

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