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Alfie Gets in First

Written by Shirley Hughes

Part of the Alfie Series

Alfie Gets in First Synopsis

Alfie has won the race to be first home but - oh no! - he's slammed the front door and Mum and Annie Rose are on the other side. Even with lots of friends and neighbours to help, they just can't get in...Join Alfie in his very first adventure to see if he can solve the problem all by himself.

Alfie Gets in First Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862308893
Publication date: 3rd September 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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