It's Christmas for Alfie; listen to and read the story of what's going to happen at this special time of year...
Join Alfie and Annie Rose for Christmas! Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents. He sings carols and decorates the tree. And he writes a special letter to Father Christmas...
But what will Father Christmas bring on Christmas Day? It's going to be such an exciting day!
“Brimming with nostalgic appeal, Alfie and Annie Rose are busy with advent calendars, Christmas trees and carols. Perfect for sharing in the build-up to the big day.”
“Hughes' loving observation reflects our better selves.”
Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
“Childhood would be diminished without Hughes's simple, perfectly told tales of family life... Heartbreakingly beautiful illustrations... Hughes's wonderful London street scene is, for me, the perfect Christmas Day in a walnut shell.”
The Times - Children's Books of the Year
“With their gentle illustrations of family life Shirley Hughes' Alfie stories have been entertaining pre-school children for more than 30 years. In Alfie's Christmas the little boy is excitedly making decorations, writing cards and buying presents. An enchanting book that will get everyone in the Christmas spirit.”
Emma Lee-Potter, Daily Express
“Alfie and Annie-Rose fans can catch a wonderful glimpse into their adventures in the run-up to Christmas. Shirley Hughes has captured excitement and expectation, as Alfie and his family prepare for the big day. Our Mumsnet December book of the month.”
“Beautiful and heartwarming, the perfect modern Christmas tale”
Childled Chaos website
“Alfie’s delight in Christmas preparations will please Hughes fans, young and old.”
Imogen Russell Williams, Metro - top 20 children's books of the year
“Beautifully illustrated, this new Alfie story is sure to become a counting-down-to-Christmas favourite.”
The School Run blog