Wake Up, Alfred! A Photographic Story by David Ellwand, David Ellwand


Wake Up, Alfred! A Photographic Story by David Ellwand, David Ellwand

Sleepy Alfred has a special day to prepare for. He needs to have a bath, lay the table, make a cake and hang up the decorations - because today is his birthday and it's time for a party! A beautiful gift for dog lovers and a celebratory first read for toddlers, culminating in a festive furry feast. Photographed pre-digitally in black and white film and with simple text, this title evokes the best of traditional high-quality picture board books.


...there is a gently story here, which is something most board books don't have. There's a progression which children over the age of about a year are going to understand. The photography is excellent and the pictures interesting. The boards are strong and will stand quite a bit of toddler handling...the book made me smile and there were giggles from the other reader... TheBookbag

About the Author

David Ellwand has written and illustrated over 20 children's books since his first, 'The Big Book of Beautiful Babies', was published in 1995. He won the Booktrust Baby Book Award for 'Amazing Baby: I Love You'. Alfred is his trusty photographic assistant, posing patiently till the shot is done.

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Book Info


Board book
22 pages


David Ellwand, David Ellwand
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Publication date

1st May 2015



Publisher Profile

Old Barn Books is an imprint of Old Barn Books


Old Barn Books is a new, artist-led, independent, publisher of illustrated books for children and gift books for adults. With an office in a barn in the woods we published our first book, Bluebell Bears, in April 2015 and have published a book each month since. Working with creative friends old and new we have published board books, picture books and novelty books. Our list is eclectic and personal and aims to share our enjoyment of great illustration and the things our children love.

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