Alfie and the Big Boys by Shirley Hughes
  

Alfie and the Big Boys

Written by Shirley Hughes
Illustrated by
Part of the Alfie Series

Synopsis

Alfie and the Big Boys by Shirley Hughes

Alfie's Nursery School is right next door to the Big School. Alfie wishes that he could be friends with the most popular big boy, Ian Barger, but Ian never takes any notice of the little kids. One morning, Mum takes Alfie to a Plant Pot Sale. Alfie hasn't been there long when he spots Ian Barger screaming and yelling, I want my mummy! . Ian grabs Alfie's hand and holds onto him very tightly until his mum returns. Alfie realizes that big boys don't always act so big after all!

Reviews

There is something quintessentially comforting about Shirley Hughes

* Sunday Telegraph * No-one tells a plain tale better than Shirley Hughes and her telling here is brilliantly complemented, as ever, by her stunning illustrations which are the product of a deeply compassionate and carefully sharp eye * The School Librarian * Hughes invites young readers into a world they will recognise and love, and shows that toughness is not everything * The Sunday Times * Shirley Hughes

- and exquisitely illustrated - books are a national treasure. In this latest Alfie adventure, our boy hero discovers that even big boys cry * Independent * This is one of those books that reaffirm - if reaffirmation is needed - the importance of picture books -- Chris Stephenson * Carousel *

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.

Click here to read more about the author.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Shirley Hughes
More books by Shirley Hughes

Author's Website

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

Publisher

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

Publication date

5th March 2009

ISBN

9780099488446


It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****