The Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook
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Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook by Shirley Hughes
Book DescriptionAlfie loves being outside and in this gorgeous collection of stories and poems he plays in the garden, camps in the countryside, shares a picnic on the beach, splashes in the paddling pool and lots more! Full of snapshots of family life, this is a book to treasure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099258919
(265mm x 220mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 2-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Shirley Hughes
Alfie and His Very Best Friend, Paperback (February 2017)
Alfie and Bernard are very best friends and together they have lots of adventures. Join them as they go to the library, take part in scooter races and make a very special club with only two special members!A heart-warming tale of friendship by the award-winning Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.
My First ABC, Hardback (September 2016)
A delightful introduction to letters and first words from Shirley Hughes, one of the best-known and most-loved picture book creators.
Alfie's Christmas, Hardback (September 2016)View all books by Shirley Hughes
Join Alfie and Annie Rose for Christmas! Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents. He sings carols and decorates the tree. And he writes a special letter to Father Christmas... But what will Father Christmas bring on Christmas Day? It's going to be such an exciting day! The perfect stocking-filler for Alfie fans everywhere.
US Kirkus Review » Four longish stories and as many pleasant poems about happy, wholesome experiences for Alfie and his little sister: setting up shop on a cardboard box; camping out with Dad in a real tent near Grandma's (a huge pig provides an amusing midnight disturbance, just scary enough); adopting a rock ("Bonting") that Alfie invests with so much personality that losing "him" at the beach is truly sad (he's found, in the end). As always, Hughes's understanding of childhood's concerns is deep, mellow, and beautifully extended in her exquisite art. Deplorably, the publisher here reverts to "Mom" and other needless Americanizations, undermining the splendidly evoked British setting. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Shirley Hughes
Shirley Hughes was born and grew up in West Kirby, near Liverpool. She studied at Liverpool Art School and at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, before embarking on a career as a freelance illustrator. At first she worked as an interpretive illustrator, but she began to write and design her own picture books when her children were very young. Her first book, Lucy and Tom's Day, was published in 1960. Now living in London's Notting Hill, Shirley Hughes has illustrated over two hundred children's books and is renowned as a champion of children's literature. She has been the recipient of the Other Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award.
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