Alfie And The Big Boys

Paperback | April 21, 2009

byShirley Hughes

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Alfie’s nursery school is right next door to the Big School where the big boys go. Alfie and Bernard wish they could be friends with the most popular big boy, Ian Barger, but Ian never takes any notice of the little kids.
One Saturday morning, Mum takes Alfie and Annie Rose to a Plant Pot Sale where Alfie spots Ian Barger screaming and yelling, “I want my mummy!” Ian grabs Alfie’s hand and holds onto him very tightly until his mum returns. Alfie realizes that big boys don’t always act so big after all!


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Alfie’s nursery school is right next door to the Big School where the big boys go. Alfie and Bernard wish they could be friends with the most popular big boy, Ian Barger, but Ian never takes any notice of the little kids.One Saturday morning, Mum takes Alfie and Annie Rose to a Plant Pot Sale where Alfie spots Ian Barger screaming and ...

Author and illustrator Shirley Hughes was born near Liverpool, U. K. on July 16, 1927. She studied drawing and costume design at Liverpool School of Art and the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford. At first she was an illustrator of other author's works, but in 1960 she published Lucy and Tom's Day, which was the first book she wrote an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.83 × 9.82 × 0.12 inPublished:April 21, 2009Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099488442

ISBN - 13:9780099488446

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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“Hughes is a magical storyteller with an instinctive understanding of the mind of a pre-schooler.”
The Guardian


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