Alfie and Annie Rose are two of the best loved characters in children s picture books A generation of children have grown up with affectionate memories of the day that Alfie accidentally locks Mum and Annie Rose out of the house Alfie s problem with his shiny new wellington boots babysitting bother at the Alfie household and the day Alfie goes to a very special birthday party Shirley Hughes perfectly captures the important events in a young child s life and it is this subtle understanding and gentle humour that make these stories so very special and timeless

10 thoughts on “The Alfie Treasury

  1. Water Moon Water Moon says:

    Wonderful illustrations There s something magical that happens when the same person who wrote a story also did the pictures the story just comes to life Each tale had substance and they weren t dumbed down in any way Younger children might find it trickier to follow the longer passages but it was a good way to learn new words.