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Alfie's Feet [Paperback]

Shirley Hughes
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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4 Jun 2009 Alfie (Book 2)

Splish, splash, splosh! Alfie has new yellow boots that are perfect for walking through puddles and stamping in mud. There's something not quite right about them, though - they're making Alfie's feet turn outwards...

Join Alfie as he works out what's wrong with his boots in this wonderfully splashy adventure.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; Reprint edition (4 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862307849
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862307841
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 0.4 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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.

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Alfie loves jumping in puddles--not a good idea in his ordinary brown shoes--but when he gets his wonderful new yellow boots, he has a great time. But then he realises that something's not quite right...

In Alfie Shirley Hughes has created a character that is loved by all. His cheeky face and loveable antics, reflecting those of any child his age, are instantly recognisable by parents and children alike. With warmth and humour Shirley Hughes' illustrations and simple text portray a world of innocence and fun. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


"Close reflections of a small child's everyday pleasures and perceptions." --"Kirkus Reviews" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Which welly goes on which foot? 10 Jan 2001
Alfie loves to splash through puddles, like any youngster, and his new wellies feel funny because he has got them on the wrong feet. Both my kids have been through this stage and love to laugh at Alfie and tell me they know which foot is which. The pictures are, as ever, very well drawn, with really lifelike family scenes. A true classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shirley Hughes - Best Children's Author 9 Aug 2008
Splish - Splash - Splosh - As with all books written by Shirley Hughes, this is an excellent book which my 3 year old son really enjoys having read to him time and time and time again and so does dad.

We have all the Alfie, Annie Rose and Olly & Me books and can't recommend them highly enough. Shirley Hughes's writing is funny, endearing with recognisable stories. Her wonderful illustrations are little pieces of art, each and everyone. Nobody can depict the essence of young children the way they are, like Shirley Hughes.

Shirley Hughes's Nursery collection is excellent for under 3 age group.

I would also like to recommend the Katie books (Sunflowers, Mona Lisa & the Impressionists) by James Mayhew. Because of these books my 3 year old son loves going to art galleries to see the actual pictures.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love Alfie 23 Sep 2013
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Bought this for my 3.5 yr old son, as we both enjoy Alfie's stories. This one we found he was a little old for, suited more to 2 yrs perhaps, so his little brother will have it. Its a sweet story about Alfie and his little sister and Alfie getting new boots. Lovely story, just suited a younger audience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 25 May 2013
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My daughter didn't like her yellow wellies at all when she first got them, but after reading Alfie's Feet with her for a few days she was keen to wear them to splash about in puddles just like Alfie. Now its hard to get them off her. Another lovely book from Shirley Hughes, lovely illustrations, lovely characters, and as a parent I particularly enjoy how messy their home is, just like ours!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite children's books 31 Mar 2013
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We use this book at nursery to teach the children the right and wrong way to put on their shoes - Alfies feet if wrong way around!
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5.0 out of 5 stars As expected 5 Feb 2013
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A good story for under 5s as are all of Shirley Hughes's books. Good illustrations also. Arrived promptly and well packaged.
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