Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Alfie in the Garden by Debi Gliori (Bloomsbury Publishing)
I must admit, I am allergic to gardening. I have the kiss of death for plants, and the only time I've ever managed to make a success of anything in our tiny patch is growing herbs - which I rather like because at least I can eat them afterwards.
Charlotte loves gardening, for all the same reasons as the pint-sized green-fingered hero of Debi Gliori's latest story "Alfie in the Garden" does. It's the chance to enter another world, a leafy lush world filled with plants, insects, animals - and of course wonderful squishy mud.
Alfie lets his imagination fly as he imagines his garden as a lush tropical jungle, or an unsurpassable mire.
Debi's lilting storytelling and utterly delectable illustrations make for a cosy little read that is perfect for snuggle times!
Charlotte's best bit: Mama Bun, the perfect hugger!
Daddy's Favourite bit: Loving the way the story unfolds along with Alfie's imagination. Such a great little cuddly read!
(Kindly sent to us for review by Bloomsbury Publishing)