The author takes her readers from one to ten with images taken from the "Alfie" stories. The simple and humorous text brings the world of Alfie's family to life. There are also simple questions that should encourage children to join in with Alfie and Annie Rose as they learn their numbers.
"No one can match her in the simple mastery of both words and pictures." --"TLS"
"The stories and pictures we take to our hearts as children remain with us always." --Shirley Hughes
"Shirley Hughes represents ordinary life in a way that makes adults and children fall in love with it." --"The Sunday Times"
"From the Trade Paperback edition." "The best counting book I've seen in years." --The School Librarian
About Shirley Hughes
Shirley was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today. She illustrated other writers' work, including Noel Streatfeild, Alison Uttley, Ian Seraillier, Margaret Mahy and notably Dorothy Edwards's My Naughty Little Sister series. Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book - Lucy and Tom's Day - was published in 1960, and she followed it with, among others, Dogger and the Alfie series. Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time. Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature.
Alfie's Numbers by Shirley Hughes
Used - Very Good
Random House Children's Publishers UK
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