An Evening At Alfie's

An Evening At Alfie's

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All is quiet at Alfie's house - Mum and Dad have gone out and Maureen's baby-sitting. Then . . . drip, drip, drip. It's raining inside! The drip turns into a downpour and Maureen's parents have to come round to deal with the burst pipe, but only Alfie can work out what's worrying Annie Rose. . . .

Join Alfie in this wonderfully warm celebration of brothers and sisters (and babysitters!).
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 250 x 250 x 4mm | 190g
  • RED FOX
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue ed.
  • 1
  • 1862307865
  • 9781862307865
  • 53,006

Review Text

Shirley Hughes is the queen of creating picture books in which everyday events are described in an engaging and interesting way. Children will be delighted to watch the way things become more and more chaotic in Alfie's house as more and more water drips down from the ceiling
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Shirley Hughes is the queen of creating picture books in which everyday events are described in an engaging and interesting way. Children will be delighted to watch the way things become more and more chaotic in Alfie's house as more and more water drips down from the ceiling * Through the Looking Galass *
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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.
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Rating details

195 ratings
4.37 out of 5 stars
5 53% (103)
4 36% (70)
3 8% (15)
2 3% (6)
1 1% (1)
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