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Alfie & The Birthday Surprise

Written by Shirley Hughes

Part of the Alfie Series

Alfie & The Birthday Surprise Synopsis

Birthday parties always make people happy and Alfie's neighbour, Mr MacNally, really does need cheering up because his beloved cat, Smoky, has died. Alfie thinks a party might just help, and there's an extra special surprise in store for Bob MacNally...Join Alfie as he tries to keep a secret in this celebration of pets old and new.

Alfie & The Birthday Surprise Press Reviews

Shirley Hughes' warmth and ability to capture the emotions of the under-5s remain unrivalled * Financial Times * Text and artwork coalesce in a tender story * Parents Magazine * A directness and a simplicity which conjures an appealing little world that most young children are pleased to dip into . . . A firm favourite * West Sussex Gazette * Makes for excellent bedtime reading * Irish Examiner *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862307872
Publication date: 2nd July 2009
Author: Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Shirley Hughes

Shirley was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today. She illustrated other writers' work, including Noel Streatfeild, Alison Uttley, Ian Seraillier, Margaret Mahy and notably Dorothy Edwards's My Naughty Little Sister series. Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book - Lucy and Tom's Day - was published in 1960, ...

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