Book Review: Alfie’s Feet

Rating: ★★★★☆

This story is about young Alfie’s experience of getting new boots and trying them out in the park, only to discover that he’s put them on the wrong feet.  Like all the Alfie books, this one is characterized by Hughes’ detailed, warm renderings of a loving family.  This one is particularly rich in tactile images: you can almost hear the flapping of the birds he chases as he splashes through cool puddles in his boots; you can smell the ink as Mother writs an “L” and “R” on the left and right boots; you see the steam rising from wet socks hung up by the fire.  A very nice addition to your story basket.

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Publication Information: Hughes, Shirley. Alfie's Feet. Alfie; . 2009. ISBN: 1862307849.
Categories: 4 Stars, Age 00-04, Amblesideonline, Read-Aloud Handbook
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Posted on April 29, 2009


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