Alfie and Annie Rose are at the Harvest Fair where Alfie enters his masterpiece Motor Bike Man in the under fives painting competition As he checks out the prizes a dinosaur book, a jigsaw puzzle, and a bottle of green bubble bath he spots a rather sad looking woolly sheep, the consolation prize Alfie is delighted to win third prize, but dismayed to see that consolation prize winner Louise is not at all happy with the woolly sheep and dumps him on the floor by her chair Alfie knows that toys cannot understand, but secretly he thinks the sheep s feelings might be hurt Then Alfie has a brilliant idea, one that makes everyone happy


10 thoughts on “Alfie Wins a Prize

  1. Slow Man Slow Man says:

    I like this story Alfie won a prize but swapped it with a girl in the end Everybody s happy What a sweet story It s so calming to end a busy day with a charming story It doesn t really matter whether you are reading to your children or to yourself.


  2. Jenna Mills Jenna Mills says:

    Another nice Alfie book


  3. Tobi Tobi says:

    I really liked that Willesden was Lambchop An Alfie book I hadn t read.


  4. Iqra Fiaz Iqra Fiaz says:

    I adore the Alfie series of picturebooks and this was no exception The illustrations and plot reminded me of Chips and Jessie also by Shirley Hughes I would definitely recommend both books.


  5. Shanna Gonzalez Shanna Gonzalez says:

    Alfie and his family are at the community fair, where he meets many of his friends He has entered a drawing in a children s art contest When he wins a prize, he notices that another child is disappointed to have received the consolation prize, a sorry looking plush toy After asking his father, he offers to trade his prize for hers, thus extending child size compassion both for the other child and for the unwanted toy, which becomes part of the family In the process, he gains a new friend, Alfie and his family are at the community fair, where he meets many of his friends He has entered a drawing in a children s art contest When he wins a prize, he notices that another child is disappointed to have received the consolation prize, a sorry looking plush toy After asking his father, he offers to trade his prize for hers, thus extending child size compassion both for the other child and for the unwanted toy, which becomes part of the family In the process, he gains a new friend, and the girl invites him over to play with her later.This book, like Hughes other books, is warmly illustrated with attention to realistic human details The fair takes place in the context of a community in which neighbors know each other and relate cordially, and Alfie s parents are both kind and courteous, providing a nurturing environment for Alfie and his sister I love the way Alfie exemplifies the virtues of generosity and compassion in a way that small children can relate to This makes a very nice addition to any small child s library


  6. Emkoshka Emkoshka says:

    Oooh, Motorbike Man is the most inspired painting love it I feel like photocopying it to give to the guy I m dating, who rides a motorbike Another cute Alfie book that had a feeling and story reminiscent of Dogger community fair, prizes, thoughtfulness and generosity Sweet