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Alfie Gives A Hand


Alfie Gives A Hand

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    Available in PDF Format | Alfie Gives A Hand.pdf | English
    Shirley Hughes(Author)
Alfie is not quite sure how the birthday party he's been invited to is going to turn out; he really wants to go, but at the same time he wishes his mother could be there. In the end, Alfie has a marvellous time, but not quite in the way he anticipated. This delightful story is re-issued in a larger gift format with a beautifully redesigned cover as part of the celebrations to mark a new Alfie story and Shirley Hughes' seventieth birthday.

"There's just something so reassuring about Hughes' colourful drawings of the day-to-day activities that you know inside out . . . words and pictures merge seamlessly . . . Hughes is a magical storyteller with an instinctive understanding of the mind of the pre-schooler . . . she makes the ordinary extraordinary" (Guardian)"Shirley Hughes is a national treasure" (Philip Pullman)"Hughes' perceptive eye captures the expressions and feelings of small children perfectly" (Scotsman) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Book details

  • PDF | 32 pages
  • Shirley Hughes(Author)
  • Bodley Head; New edition edition (4 Sept. 1997)
  • English
  • 7
  • Children's Books
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  • By anick on 26 July 2017

    I have been a great admirer of Shirley Hughes stories, simple, moral and the illustrations are just superb...the kids used to love them and I read them over and over again so I bough them all again for reading to the grandchildren. Must have for children it does bring their imagination...

  • By April Slocombe on 17 February 2010

    When I was a little girl, one of my favourite stories took place at a birthday party where a girl got upset when a bubble burst, and this is the one. As with 'Dogger,' about three illustrations in this edition don't appear in 'The Shirley Hughes Collection.' I am starting to read as many of Shriley's books as possible at the moment and this is probably the best Alfie story so far. As Alfie's boisterous best friend Bernard shows off at the paty, Alfie holds onto his blanket but will he or won't he put it down? This is a good example of Shirley's work where she expresses her characters very well. 5/5.

  • By A. griffiths on 18 September 2009

    Really lovely book, was pleasantly surprised!! My son who has only just turned two also really enjoyed it. I think because he had only just had his 2nd bday it was fresh in his mind what happens, with party games, blowing bubbles, opening presents, party food, birthday cake etc. Very well written in a lovely traditional way... just about to buy a further 4 more of Alfies' books by Shirley Hughes!!!

  • By Grandma Al on 30 December 2011

    When my eldest daughter was small she had a blanket just like Alfie's. The story of Alfie putting his blanket down so he could hold hands with two friends is as fresh today as it was in the 1980's.

  • By Amanda J. on 10 July 2016

    My daughter (3) loves her Alfie books and her mum (me) loves reading them. Good sized bedtime stories with fabulous illustrations. Timeless.

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