Jill Murphy A Piece of Cake (Large Family)

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A Piece of Cake (Large Family)

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A modern picture book classic about the best-loved Larges, in the series that includes Five Minutes' Peace, A Quiet In and All in One Piece. In this funny and brilliantly observed story from Jill Murphy's bestselling Large series, Mrs Large is feeling a tiny bit wibbly-wobbly - so decides to put the whole family on a diet! Biscuits and crisps are out, healthy meals and jogs are in. But for hungry elephants, dieting is definitely not a piece of cake... Just what will happen when Granny sends them something delicious in the post?

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Jill Murphy is one of Britain's most treasured author-illustrators. She wrote and illustrated her first book, the bestselling The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen, and went on to create the award-winning Large family series, which has sold over five million copies worldwide and been adapted for television. Jill's other characters include a small monster called Marlon who starred in the acclaimed picture books The Last Noo-Noo and All For One. Jill lives in Cornwall.

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Mrs. Large, that peerless pachyderm parent last seen in Five Minutes' Peace , makes a return engagement. This time, she decides that she's just a tad too elephantine (as her baby succinctly puts it, "Mummy's got wobbly bits"). Accordingly, she dons an enormous orange sweatsuit emblazoned with the word "FIT" and puts her reluctant husband and the four little Larges on a diet. There's watercress soup, grated carrots and other unappetizing fare, as well as lots of jogging. Nothing seems to work, however, and the fitness kick is undermined by the arrival of a cake from Granny. None of the Larges can resist its sugary allure, and in a hilarious climax they unwittingly rendezvous in the kitchen for a midnight snack. Murphy's drawings are both delicate and droll (the sight of Mrs. Large tiptoeing determinedly to the kitchen in nightgown and curlers is particularly memorable), and the tale's message--that it's important to love yourself the way you are--will strike a universal chord in readers. Ages 4-8.
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