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Alfie and Grandma by Shirley Hughes.

February 23, 2018

Hi. Here is my review on children’s book- Alfie and Grandma, by Shirley Hughes. This book is a part of Alfie series. There are 3 short stories in it and in the end of the book, there is a map of the village, where grandma lives.

The book is beautifully illustrated, in the old fashioned way, the pictures would remind you of the old books from 80s.

1st story, Looking for Winnie, is about lost pet tortoise, and how Alfie and granny were searching for it everywhere.

2nd story, A Journey to the North Pole, encourages imaginative play, and is quite sweet.

3rd story, Lost Sheep, is about farm life and will not be suitable for those who raise their children as vegans and do not want to expose kids to animal farming, it’s about sheep escaping through the gap in the fence, and later trying to find it’s way back to her friends, (and she does in the end), but the animal is in some kind of distress and confusion. This story is quite silly; farm kids probably will shrug their shoulders, knowing too well, the incidents with farm animals wandering off, do happen…

You could read the whole book in one evening, but we read one story each night for 3 nights. This is not my favourite children’s book, but it’s not the worst of them either. My sons favourite story in this book, was about lost tortoise.

This book was part of the 3 books for £5, so great value at that.

I think it would work the best for those kids, who have special relationship with their grannies, so they will be able to relate to the main character- Alfie.


Happy reading.