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Written by Jill Murphy
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763689262
ISBN-13: 9780763689261
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author/illustrator: Jill Murphy

One morning, Mom decides to take Roxy grocery shopping. “Roxy can help Mommy," she says cheerfully. Roxy makes a promising start, but when she squeezes the potato chip bag and rolls a can of beans across the floor, Mom is not pleased. “You’re not being very helpful, Roxy," she says, plunking the child back in the grocery cart. “Not very helpful," Roxy agrees. But being agreeable lasts only as far as the bakery aisle, where the need for a certain piggy-face cake spurs a level of high-decibel determination—and a display of headfirst acrobatics—that has onlookers staring in awe. With the signature humor that made Five Minutes’ Peace a classic, Jill Murphy escalates a toddler meltdown to its comical breaking point, leaving readers laughing and heaving a sigh of relief not to be driving (or riding in) that grocery cart.

From the creator of the beloved Large family comes a sympathetic—and simply hilarious—look at a toddler’s grocery-store tantrum.
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 10 5/8" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Family; Humorous Stories; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Jill Murphy has written and illustrated several award-winning picture books, including All in One Piece, which was highly commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and Five Minutes’ Peace. She is also the author of the Worst Witch chapter book series. Jill Murphy lives in Cornwall, England.
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