Alfie Gets in First
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Alfie Gets in First

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Alfie and his mum and baby sister, Annie Rose, arrive home after shopping. While his mum struggles with the pushchair outside, Alfie rushes inside and slams the door behind him. So now Alfie's stuck INSIDE and his mum and Annie Rose are stuck OUTSIDE without a key! Soon everyone in the street is trying to help rescue Alfie - but he's got a plan of his own . . .show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 246 x 246 x 4mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • RED FOX
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 1862307830
  • 9781862307834
  • 18,300

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, and she followed it with, among others, Dogger and the Alfie series. Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time. Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature, and a CBE in 2017. She is the first recipient of Booktrust's Lifetime Achievement Award.show more

Review quote

"Enormously satisfying." * The Guardian * "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 "Text and artwork are both delightful and sympathetically balanced" * British Book News *show more

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"Enormously satisfying."show more

Back cover copy

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.show more

Rating details

1,168 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 51% (593)
4 29% (337)
3 16% (186)
2 4% (42)
1 1% (10)
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