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Children's literature
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Hardie Grant Egmont

About the book

Book cover - What’s the Matter, Aunty May by Peter Friend and illustrated by Andrew Joyner

When the Help becomes a hindrance, Aunty May is left clean out of patience. In this ultimate portrait of childhood optimism and cheer, the narrator proceeds from chore to chore leaving a trail of destruction behind him, oblivious to his Aunty's horror.