Alfie and Mum by Shirley Hughes
  

Alfie and Mum

Written by Shirley Hughes
Illustrated by Shirley Hughes

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   
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This lovely book brings together two stories featuring Alfie and his mum, and both describe a special experience they share. Alfie Upstream is the story of a hot summer’s day they spend walking through the country and paddling in a little pool, where something magical happens. In Alfie’s Big Adventure a trip to stay with Mum’s friend brings a scary but exhilarating encounter with a wild animal. The stories are exciting in their own right, and sure to become favourites, but all children will recognise that unique connection between Mum and Alfie that Shirley Hughes captures so well. Her portraits of Alfie and Mum holding hands are the simply best celebration of motherhood you’ll ever see. ~ Andrea Reece

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Alfie and Mum by Shirley Hughes

Meet Alfie's mum. She has reddish brown curly hair which often gets untidy, but Alfie likes it like that. Alfie and Mum love to tell stories together, to explore and have adventures - over fields, across streams, and even into big dark houses! But Alfie isn't ever frightened when he's with Mum - she'll always be there to take care of him.

Two previously published stories from Shirley Hughes, gathered together in one special celebration of Mums.


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About the Author

Shirley Hughes

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.

Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Shirley Hughes
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Author's Website

www.alfiebooks.co.uk/allabo...

Publisher

Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

4th February 2016

ISBN

9781782956457

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