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eBook Last Noo-Noo ePub

by Jill Murphy

  • ISBN: 0744598354
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Jill Murphy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 32
  • ePub book: 1888 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1791 kb
  • Other: rtf azw azw lrf
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 149

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Marion is back in this award-winning family favourite! Marion's granny thinks that he's too old to still have a dummy.

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Jill Murphy by Jill Murphy.

Marlon's granny thinks he is much, too old for a pacifier. Its a noo-noo, Marlon informs her. And he has no intention of giving it up. Not even when the other little monsters call him a big baby. Nothing and no one can make Marlon give up his noo-noo until Marlon decides that the time is right. Every child who feels the pang of pacifiers - or other props of babyhood - left behind will relish this wry tale.

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My family love Jill Murphy's books - The Last Noo-Noo is the tale of a family trying to separate a child from his beloved dummy. Parents reading it will almost certainly know an opinionated granny such as the one in this book. We have recently had to purchase another copy to give as a gift because my teenage sons refused to allow me to give their childhood copy away.

Jill Murphy (born 5 July 1949) is a British writer and illustrator of children's books, best known for the Worst Witch novels and the "Large Family" picture books. She has been called "one of the most engaging writers and illustrators for children in the land". Born in London, Murphy showed an interest in writing and drawing at the age of six; although not excelling in other school subjects, she had made her own enormous library of hand-written and illustrated books while still at primary school

Peace at Last was a favourite story in my classroom when I started teaching The simple, repetitive text in Peace at Last makes it a great book for beginner readers

Peace at Last was a favourite story in my classroom when I started teaching. The story of Jill Murphy’s three bears takes a humorous look at not being able to sleep, a theme that is familiar to children and adults. The Story: Mr Bear, Mrs Bear and Baby Bear go to bed. Mrs Bear falls asleep but Mr Bear doesn’t. The simple, repetitive text in Peace at Last makes it a great book for beginner readers. Each double page spread has the same layout, text on the left and a large illustration on the right. I love the smaller black and white line drawings above the text which show extras that aren’t mentioned in the story, for example Mr Bear having a late night snack in the kitchen.

Jill Murphy (born 5 July 1949) is a London-born English children's author, best known for The Worst Witch series and the Large Family picture books

Jill Murphy (born 5 July 1949) is a London-born English children's author, best known for The Worst Witch series and the Large Family picture books. She has been described as "one of the most engaging writers and illustrators for children in the land". Jill grew up a Roman Catholic, but is no longer practising. Her stay-at-home mother was a "book maniac" and her father was an Irish engineer.

A brilliantly funny book about a monster attached to his dummy, from the bestselling author-illustrator of Five Minutes' Peace and Peace at Last. With wit, humour and a keen feel for the dynamics of family life, the creator of Five Minutes' Peace and A Quiet Night In captures a familiar dilemma in this multiple award-winning book - the dilemma of how to help a little one let go of their dummy! Marlon's granny thinks that he's much too old for a dummy

Winner of the 1995 Smarties Book prize (0-5 category), this picture book features Marlon, the monster, who loves his dummies, his "noo-noos". Marlon's granny says he's too old for a dummy, and all the other monsters tease him too. One day, Marlon's mum decides to take drastic action. She gathers up all the noo-noos she can find, and dumps them in the dustbin; but Marlon has secret supplies hidden all over the house, down the side of an armchair, at the back of the breadbin, in the toe of his wellington boot. Gradually his supply dwindles until Marlon has only one pink noo-noo left. Then he finds a blue one and plants it in the garden. The other monsters lie in wait for Marlon with a home-made noo-noo snatcher, and a fierce tug-of-war ensues. Neither side, it seems, is going to give way, when suddenly Marlon decides to let go, and all the other monsters fall backwards into the pond. "I've given up my noo-noo", Marlon tells his mum and granny, adding that he's planted one in the garden just in case he changes his mind. "Nonsense", says his granny. "Dummies don't grow on trees". The last picture in the book reveals she is quite wrong - for there is a flowering noo-noo tree! Jill Murphy has written and illustrated "The Worst Witch", "Geoffrey Strangeways", "Worlds Apart", "Five Minutes' Peace" (winner of the Best Books for Babies Award and shortlisted for the Children's Book Award}, "All in One Piece" (commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal), "A Piece of Cake" and "A Quiet Night In" (shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal).

Comments

sergant sergant
My 3 yr old granddaughter loves this book. I didn’t read it word for word because the story seems a little mature for her. But she is happy with the book and loves the pics.
Gogal Gogal
Unsure why this wasn't a best seller...The other thing I can think of is the word "Noo Noo" (pronounced "new-new" for pacifier instead of nuk, nukie or whatever else they may be called...The kids were toddlers and I told them the monster/boy calls his nuk a noo-noo. It's soooo funny to see where the boy has hidden his noo-noos and the joy it brings to the children when he "finds" them. Best of all is when he plants a noo-noo tree at the end. The children wanted this book read over and over and over...that's saying something b/c it's a true story that they would only sit through if it was GOOD:)

Warning--if you don't allow books with sassiness/bad tones/words etc then you may want to skip it. The grandma calls the boy a baby (or something like that b/c he won't give up his noo-noo) an says "you look silly with that dumb thing on your face" (or something similar)...The story is AWESOME but how grandma goes about expressing herself isn't the best (which can easily be explained--"what would be a better way to say that"?) but wanted to mention the possible issue so you can decide...
Siratius Siratius
Jill Murphy is quoted on the back cover saying "I haven't enjoyed doing a book so much in years." Her enjoyment is conveyed in this delightful account of a monster pressured to give up his pacifier, who ends up deciding on his own when to give it up. The cover of The Last Noo-Noo caught my attention with the monster with a baleful expression sucking on a pacifier- I knew it would be the perfect book for my daughter who is in the throes of giving up her beloved "boppy". She adored the adventures of Marlon and his "Noo-Noo", and we both laughed at loud when the mother throws the pacifiers away and then he finds more in his secret hiding places. So typical! The resolution of the story with the boppy tree is the highlight off this marevelously entertaining book. We intend on growing some of our own "boppy trees" as my daughter continues to be weaned from her beloved pacifier. As Marlon demonstrates, it is a process and weaning is successful with gentle prompting and encouragement and the child's own desire to be "grown up". Books like this help the process by entertaining children and providing characters with whom they can identify.
caster caster
Wow. This book flat-out endorses bullying, both by family members and children at school. The message is: If your child is still using a pacifier, try shaming them into stopping.
Marlon is still attached to his pacifier, called a noo-noo in the book. He is taunted and bullied into giving it up with lovely lines from his grandmother like: "He looks ridiculous with that stupid big thing stuck in his mouth all the time."
While his friends say: "Who's a big baby, then?" jeered Basher. "Does the little baby need his pacifier?" Alligatina sneered."
And in the end, it seems to be circumstances and peer pressure that get Marlon to (temporarily) give up his binky.
Are you serious? This is awful! I want my 2 year-old to give up the pacifier as much as any other parent, but is this the way to do it? I would think not. We'll go back to the made-up 'Binky Fairy' concept of little babies needing her pacifiers before I'll ever read this book again.
Gldasiy Gldasiy
This book has really neat illustrations, but lacks in story line. Marlon is the monster's name who is encouraged by his granny and mom to quit using his "noo-noo" or pacifier. He does quit by the end, but a bit abruptly.
My two year old has a hard time sitting still for the entire book, which is unusual for her. The book is listed for 4 to 6 year olds, but it uses words like hopeless, drastic, astonished, ridiculous, and dwindled. The language used just seems a little advanced. She also was bothered by the monsters calling the "paci" a "noo-noo".
The thing that really bothered me about the book was the granny was so negative! She says, "he (Marlon) looks ridiculous with that STUPID big thing stuck in this mouth all the time." I don't know about you, but we try not to call anything stupid in our home. I haven't found a great pacifier book yet, but I definitely would not recommend this one for any child under the age of 4.
Urtte Urtte
We have read this book over so many times that I am now having to order a new book. Our original is literally falling apart. I agree with the previous comment about the Granny being negative, but overall the book is very imaginative and captures my kids (9,7,4 and 1)feelings of security when they have their pacifiers. The end of course is the best part for all of us when we read it! The picture of the Noo-Noo tree is just great. This is truely the fantasy of every child that has given up a pacifier! My daughter used to alway's say "I'll take that one, and that one, and that one!" pointing to each of the pacifiers on the tree.
Jum Jum
This was a huge disappointment. I picked this at the library because my almost 3 calls her Nuk noo noos. (Nu). But reading it I had to stop. It insults and shames and belittle s a child. I didn't see the story as something that my daughter would understand calling them stupid.
We were trying to give up our own "Noo-Noo" so this book was perfect for my grandson. He loved reading it over and over again.