Just One of Those Days - A Bear Family Book (Paperback)
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Just One of Those Days - A Bear Family Book (Paperback)

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Paperback 36 Pages
Published: 30/09/2021
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Waterstones Says

The Bear family, from Murphy’s classic picture book Peace at Last, make a triumphant return with this joyously relatable tale of a day where things keep going wrong. 

A wonderfully warm and relatable story from the brilliant Jill Murphy who has sold over 4 million books featuring the much-loved Bear Family and a charming third story to follow classic picture books Peace at Last and Whatever Next!

Mr and Mrs Bear wake up late. It's raining outside, and Baby Bear is late for nursery. Then Mrs Bear sits on her glasses at work and Mr Bear spills his coffee! Oh dear – it seems this is just going to be one of those days! But the loveable Bear family muddle through cheerfully, and there's even a surprise for Baby Bear when Mr Bear gets home from work.

With all the hallmarks of an instant firm favourite, Just One of Those Days is a big-hearted story about a family day, which parents and young children everywhere will relate to. Full of satisfying repetition and rhythm and delightful illustrations, Just One of Those Days is a must-have for all Jill Murphy fans, old and new.

'Murphy's acute observation of family life continues to delight both children and adults.' - Guardian and Online

'Full of gentle humour and astute observations of human behaviour.' - The Bookseller

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529021387
Number of pages: 36
Weight: 186 g
Dimensions: 277 x 224 x 3 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Murphy returns to the lovable Bear family of Peace at Last and Whatever Next for a third slice of family life, in which the Bears have had a day we can all identify with - in lockdown more than ever, I suspect. Peace at Last may have been published more than 40 years ago, but the story of the Bears remains as warm and relatable as ever, full of gentle humor and astute observations of human behavior. Delicious. - The Bookseller

Jill Murphy, the author of mum-championing classics such as Peace at Last, has brought out her first picture book for 40 years. It describes the sort of day any family can relate to: baby bear is late for nursery, mummy bear breaks her glasses, and daddy bear spills his coffee at work. The carpe diem sentiment is distilled through Murphy’s lovely rhyme and repetition - The Times and Syndicates

In more down-to-earth vein, from earlier in the autumn, Jill Murphy’s Just One of Those Days (Macmillan) features the beloved Bear family on a day fraught with mishaps – spilled coffee, squashed glasses, nursery quarrels – followed by consolatory shared pizza and the reflection that it was, after all, just one of those days. Murphy’s acute observation of family life continues to delight both children and adults - Guardian and Online

Just One of Those Days by Jill Murphy, published this year, is a gentle account of a bear family's day - Irish Independent

A new picture book from such a heavyweight in the children's literature world is cause for excitement, and this wonderful new instalment in the 'Bear family' series, joining those favorite classics, Peace at Last and Whatever Next, does not disappoint. This is a story that will resonate with all parents of small children...Parents and children will relate to the depiction of ordinary family life and routines, and children will enjoy the familiar cozy illustrations of the Bear family - School Librarian

Jill Murphy’s delightful return to the Bear family from Peace at Last is full of her stunning full-page color artwork which perfectly depicts the trials and tribulations of daily life with little ones. This time, it’s the day after a sleepless night (or at least, probably a disturbed night) and what that looks like for tired mums, dads and preschoolers who nevertheless still have to go to work and Nursery - BookTrust

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“Good book great read.”

Delightful story gorgeous illustrations. Georgia (granddaughter) thought the book was fantastic. She liked the part about the nursery particularly, and when the family had Pizza! Very nice book for new readers... More

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