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Big Alfie and Annie Rose
     

Big Alfie and Annie Rose

by Shirley Hughes
 

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A charming collection of nine short stories, poems, and colorful pictures starring Alfie and his baby sister, Annie Rose, that celebrate the drama of everyday life. "Overflowing with affection for the very young and full of uncanny understanding of their minor trials and triumphs."—Horn Book. "Lovely."—Kirkus Reviews.

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A charming collection of nine short stories, poems, and colorful pictures starring Alfie and his baby sister, Annie Rose, that celebrate the drama of everyday life. "Overflowing with affection for the very young and full of uncanny understanding of their minor trials and triumphs."—Horn Book. "Lovely."—Kirkus Reviews.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hughes offers readers her usual clear-eyed view of childhood in this 64-page collection of stories. It's a leisurely visit with siblings Alfie and baby Annie Rose; he teaches her to feed herself, and she rewards him cruelly: the very first name she learns to say is that of his friend Bernard. The children know all the people up and down their street, and theirs is a friendly world--when a neighbor, Mrs. McNally, gives Alfie a hat, he in turn offers it to the milkman on a rainy day. Light, unrhymed poems punctuate the stories about this school-age boy and his toddler sister. Fans of the other Alfie books and those meeting the family for the first time will be pleased by the real-life situations, jauntily depicted in Hughes's fresh-faced watercolors. Ages 3-6. (Mar.)
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"Fans of the other Alfie books and those meeting the family for the first time will be pleased by the real-life situations, jauntily depicted in Hughes's fresh-faced watercolors."  —Publishers Weekly

"A generous collection of incidents and vignettes . . . Like their neatly plotted predecessors, these nine pieces explore childhood's joys and satisfactions with uncommon sensitivity and warmth . . . Lovely as a first chapter book to share with preschoolers, or for Alfie's old friends to read to themselves."  —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688076726
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Series:
Alfie Series
Edition description:
1st U.S. ed
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.02(w) x 10.66(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Shirley Hughes has written more than 200 books, creating enduring characters like Alfie and Dogger, who have thrilled children and adults alike with their tales of growing up and everyday discovery. Her many awards include the Kate Greenaway Medal and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for her services to children's literature.

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