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Was read to me 16th January '19

Alfie Gives A Hand
Author: Shirley Hughes
This is one of our favourite Alfie books. I think partly because it involves a birthday party, which is one of my daughter's favourite things, and also because it focuses on some of the small worries of little children's lives that are so big and important to them. In this one Alfie is excited to go to the birthday party but is worried about his mum leaving him there. We have read this daily since Christmas (when it arrived as part of a set) and we're not bored by it yet!

Was read to me 16th January '19

Alfie and the Big Boys
Author: Shirley Hughes
This Alfie book has a strong message that absolutely hits you over the head, you can't miss it! However, it's a great message - that big kids can have insecurities too. We love the Alfie books in our house and are going through a period of reading them incessantly. In this one Alfie often sees the big kids in the playground and wants to be big like them but when he meets one of them out and about crying for his mummy he realises that they are not so different to him after all and that actually, he can help them. 

Was read to me 14th January '19

Mr. Men A Christmas Carol
Author: Roger Hargreaves
This is the Mr Men’s version of the Dickensian tale. It features Mr Mean in the Scrooge role. The problem with the Mr Men books is they show single facet personalities whereas obviously people have multi faceted personalities so even though Mr Mean gets his redemption each character is still defined by their one personality trait which I find quite grating.  

Was read to me 14th January '19

Mr Men Winter Sports
Author: Adam Hargreaves
This is definitely a filler book to make up a set. It involves ridiculing those that can’t do sport as well as others as well as just not really having much going on in the way of storylines. Definitely doesn’t stand alone. 

Was read to me 14th January '19

Mr. Men: All Aboard for Christmas
As the modern Mr Men books go this isn’t one of the worst (I’m not a fan of the series generally!). Mr Christmas makes a journey to spend Christmas with Little Miss Late and encounters lots of little problems on the way. It’s quite a good one to read in the run up to Christmas to add to the excitement!