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Alfie's Nursery School is right next door to the Big School. Alfie wishes that he could be friends with the most popular big boy, Ian Barger, but Ian never takes any notice of the little kids.
One morning, Mum takes Alfie to a Plant Pot Sale. Alfie hasn't been there long when he spots Ian Barger screaming and yelling, "I want my mummy!". Ian grabs Alfie's hand and holds onto him very tightly until his mum returns. Alfie realizes that big boys don't always act so big after all!
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.
All is quiet at Alfie's house - Mum and Dad have gone out and Maureen's baby-sitting. Then . . . drip, drip, drip. It's raining inside! The drip turns into a downpour and Maureen's parents have to come round to deal with the burst pipe, but only Alfie can work out what's worrying Annie Rose. . . .
Join Alfie in this wonderfully warm celebration of brothers and sisters (and babysitters!).
Birthday parties always make people happy and Alfie's neighbour, Mr MacNally, really does need cheering up because his beloved cat, Smoky, has died. Alfie thinks a party might just help, and there's an extra special surprise in store for Bob MacNally. . . .
Join Alfie as he tries to keep a secret in this celebration of pets old and new.
Alfie's painting 'Motorbike Man' has been entered in the children's painting competition at the Harvest Fair. His friends have done paintings too, but when the winners are announced, not everyone is happy with their prize...
Join Alfie on an exciting day at the fair as he comes up with a brilliant solution!
Alfie is delighted to be invited to Bernard's birthday party, although he feels a bit nervous about going on his own. But Alfie has such a great time, he finds he doesn't even need his special blanket - and he makes a new friend too!
Join Alfie as he overcomes his shyness and becomes the most helpful guest at the party.
Alfie and his best friend Bernard have a day out full of surprises when they go to meet a very great person indeed. What's more there are secret dens to explore, snowy skies, birthday fun and a very unexpected visitor on a special night-time trip!
Join our little hero and his friends and family in a celebration of all things Alfie...
Join Alfie and Dad as they spend time together in this wonderful collection of stories from the award-winning Shirley Hughes.
Alfie's dad is always there for Alfie and Annie Rose. He's there to reassure Alfie during a restless night; he's there to find Alfie's favourite toy Flumbo when he gets left on the bus; and most of all he loves spending time with his children and they love spending time with him!
Celebrating that special relationship between children and their dads.