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It's Mr Large's birthday and Mrs Large has prepared him a meal, as they're going to celebrate with a quiet night in. But as usual in the Large household, things don't go to plan, and Mr and Mrs Large fall asleep on the sofa. So the little Larges sneak off to bed with all the lovingly prepared food.
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Jill Murphy is one of the UK's best-known author/illustrators. She wrote and illustrated her first book, The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen. Jill won the Smarties Prize for The Last Noo-noo in 1995. She lives in Bodmin, Cornwall.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-Mr. and Mrs. Large and their four children are back. This time Mrs. Large wants her husband to enjoy a quiet birthday evening at home. Her "helpful" children innocently impede her preparations for a special dinner-for-two, and then beg for a bedtime story as a reward for going to bed early. Finally leaving their exhausted parents dinnerless and sound asleep on the sofa, they trail off to bed quietly, taking Mr. and Mrs. Large's special repast with them. Another hilarious chapter in the elephant family's chronicles, this is a definite winner. The illustrations are first rate; especially priceless are the expressions on the elephants' faces. The text is full of humor and instantly recognizable as true to life; the story is a fine example of a happy, loving family. Not to be missed.
Judy Constantinides, East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Grubby book. This book is dirty and has significant shelf wear, however all text is there and readable, as such it is acceptable for sale, and is still a good read. Thanks. Seller Inventory # CHL1811578
Book Description Walker Books Ltd. Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Seller Inventory # Z1-F-040-00055