The Big Alfie And Annie Rose Storybook
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We're always happy to answer any questions or queries you might have, please get in touch using one of the methods below. Born and raised in West Kirby, a quiet seaside town on the Wirral, Shirley Hughes spent her childhood drawing, painting and making up stories with her two sisters. Encouraged and inspired by visits to Liverpool’s magnicent Walker Art Gallery, Shirley developed a lifelong interest in “narrative painting”, or pictures that tell stories.
On one special day, he and his best friend, Bernard, make birthday surprises for a very, very old lady. Despite some scepticism from Alfie, who would have preferred to play with Bernard at home, they deliver their goodies to Great-Grandma Hilary who turns out to be much more exciting than they had expected. 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.Hughes captures the beauty in our quotidien lives as children through her colourful, detailed drawings
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. Her books include the wordless picture book Up and Up, collection of rhymes and poems Out and About, and for the very young The Nursery Collection. This led to a year at Liverpool Art School studying fashion and costume design followed by fine art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford.Alfie and Annie Rose's neighbor, Mr. MacNally, is very sad. His old cat Smokey has died. As it is nearly his birthday, his family decides to hold a surprise party and buy a particularly special present to cheer him up. It is left to Alfie to look aft... Shirley Hughes illustrated more than 200 children's books and is one of the best-loved writers for children, known for her beloved classics including the Alfie and Annie Rose stories, and Dogger.
Mom and Dad have gone out for the night, leaving Maureen MacNally to look after Alfie and Annie Rose. Everything is quiet until water starts dripping from the ceiling! With a little help from Mr. and Mrs. MacNally, the leak is soon under control, but...Dad is, a mite irritatingly, always sitting reading his paper. But, it's a minor gripe. Mostly, everyone looks happy - cheerfully resigned to the mess of early childhood. No magic, no imaginary friend, no gross habits or vocabulary, Alfie is a normal little boy. Shirley Hughes' books are wonderful because they show a family living day to day with each other. The words are well chosen and beautifully descriptive. The pictures are gorgeous! Splish, splash, splosh! Stamp, stamp, stamp! Alfie's brand new yellow rain boots are perfect for splashing through puddles and stamping in mud. But something about them doesn't feel quite right. Whatever could it be? He's got them on the wrong feet!...