Sunday, 4 March 2012

Alfie: All About Alfie by Shirley Hughes (Children's, Picture book)

September 2011, The Bodley Head
32 pages, Hardback
Review copy

Themes: friendship, family relations and obligations, birthdays, the elderly, planes, cake, short break, country life, some humour, a tissue is needed

Summary from Random House Children's Books
Alfie and his best friend Bernard have a day out full of surprises when they go to meet a very great person indeed. What's more there are secret dens to explore, snowy skies, birthday fun and a very unexpected visitor on a special night-time trip!
Nayuleska's thoughts
This is a read which made me grow wadm inside how Alfie and his friend Bernard are considerate to others, like different things but get on well. When Alfie gets to the house he is staying in for a short break it reminded me so much of The Railway Children the film (not sure which version) when the family first get into their new house. The illustrations aren't a style I like but I give this 8/10.

You can find out more about Alfie and Shirley on the dedicated website.
 Suggested read 
For another story by Shirley, check out Don't Want To Go! (third book down the page)

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