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The Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook

by Shirley Hughes

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The first story was kinda boring to me, because I've 'been there done that' with setting up shop with seeds etc. from the yard. A child who hasn't done much imaginative play like that might treasure the story.

Each subsequent story was, imo, richer & fresher. The whole thing was very sweet. The pictures were rather busy, but you might like them that way better than I did. Since this is a collection of stories it is a little longer than most books aimed at preschoolers, but it would of course be easy to break up over several sessions, if your child is wiggly.

I do like some special bits:
Alfie found it very hard to stand still for long, but we pretended he was a tree growing by the fence and that made it easier."

And the story of Bonting, the rock that Alfie adopts, is a nice take on the same theme as expressed in the glorious [b:Everybody Needs a Rock|320154|Everybody Needs a Rock|Byrd Baylor|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347357756s/320154.jpg|672428] by [a:Byrd Baylor|36067|Byrd Baylor|/assets/nophoto/nophoto-F-50x66-2a9d702c2a0f483c9f7dd119cc28a9a7.jpg].
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  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
a book about a child and his family trips and adventures.
  Tsellers126 | Mar 4, 2016 |
A young boy enjoys outdoor adventures with his family.
Ages: 3-5
Source: Pierce County Library ( )
  cintaclara_luna | Aug 17, 2015 |
Age 3-5, ECE Classroom
  SWong4512 | Jun 1, 2014 |
great ( )
  mahallett | May 25, 2010 |
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Preschooler Alfie has pleasant outdoor adventures with various family members, including his sister Annie Rose, Grandma, and Dad. Suggested level: preschool.

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