Alfie: (the Turtle That Disappeared) by Thyra HederAlfie: (the Turtle That Disappeared) by Thyra Heder

Alfie: (the Turtle That Disappeared)

byThyra Heder

Hardcover | October 3, 2017

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Nia loves Alfie, her pet turtle. But he’s not very soft, he doesn’t do tricks, and he’s pretty quiet. Sometimes she forgets he’s even there! That is until the night before Nia’s seventh birthday, when nAlfie disappears! Then, in an innovative switch in point of view, we hear Alfie’s side of the story. He didn’t leave Nia—he’s actually searching for the perfect birthday present for his dear friend. Can he find a gift and make it back in time for the big birthday party?

From the author-illustrator of Fraidyzoo and The Bear Report comes a warm and funny ode to friendship—even when the friends see the relationship, and the world, very differently.
Thyra Heder is the author of Fraidyzoo and The Bear Report. She is also an illustrator and storyboard artist for film and advertising.  She lives in Brooklyn.   
Title:Alfie: (the Turtle That Disappeared)Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:48 pages, 10.25 × 9.38 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:10.25 × 9.38 × 0.5 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419725297

ISBN - 13:9781419725296

Appropriate for ages: 4


Editorial Reviews

"The beautiful ink-and-watercolor illustrations, which feature an African American child (and her family), offer readers lots of clues and thoughtful details . . . A welcome addition to picture book collections."