Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Review: Alfie in the Garden by Debi Gliori

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Format: Large hardcover
Released: October 9th, 2014
Rating: 8.5/10

Amazon summary:

Alfie Rabbit is helping his mummy in the garden. His world turns from real to imagined, as a gatefold spread is opened. Now he's in the jungle! He's a lion on the prowl, an elephant spraying water from his trunk, and a little bird flying home to his nest . . . to have a nap with Mummy!


Debi Gliori is fast becoming one of my favourite picture book artists, especially after reading Dragon Loves Penguin, which I absolutely loved and still read regularly. Alfie in the Garden is another excellent addition to her body of work, and is once again illustrated beautifully.

Alfie the bunny rabbit is helping his mum in the garden, and his big imagination turns it into a trip to the jungle. He pretends to be lions and elephants, and he even makes it rain on his froggy friends. He has a huge amount of fun with nothing more than his imagination and his creature friends, and he still has the best day ever! Children will easily relate to Alfie making up stories and visiting jungles, and no doubt there are many more tales to be told!

This book is illustrated in lovely light tones, and it really is so nice to look at. Alfie himself is super cute (of course) and all his garden friends come to life through Gliori's artwork. Alfie in the Garden is a fantastic little book for little readers, especially those of you who want to go on an adventure. Why not go into your garden and take Alfie with you? He'd love to meet your friends!

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