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Hurry up, Alfie!

by Walker, Anna,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea WALKER Anna
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea WALKER Anna
 
 
Summary
It's time to get dressed and go the park, but Alfie is still in his pajamas. Putting on clothes seems like the least appealing thing to do for this energetic and curious little alligator, especially when there are so many amusing distractions. And Alfie, like all preschoolers, is both easily sidetracked and easily entertained. Sparely written and whimsically illustrated in watercolor and collage, this is a delightful observation of the life of a small child, perfect for early-morningsharing.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Parents and children will recognize the morning routine and struggle to get ready in this Australian import. Mom wants to start the day, but Alfie a little green alligator has his own ideas. When told it's time to get out of bed, Alfie responds from under his quilt, Alfie's not here. However, upon hearing that they are going to the park, the young gator rouses. Getting up is different from getting out the door, and Alfie keeps getting distracted by his wild imagination. Ink and collage art depict the characters and action in primary colors that pop on muted backdrops, while dialogue appears in varying fonts and looks to be pasted onto the page. In one spectacular spread, Alfie zips through a series of dramatic play as he undresses; his pajama pants alone become a referee's flag, Zombieeee hair, and a frog costume. Hurry UP, Alfie! Mom urges. When Alfie insists he needs his umbrella for their sunny-day outing, Mom gives in. Turns out, Alfie has a plan. A fun, relatable read.--McDermott, Jeanne Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Mother and child -- Juvenile fiction.
Alligators -- Juvenile fiction.
Morning -- Juvenile fiction.
Clothing and dress -- Juvenile fiction.
Mother and child -- Fiction.
Morning -- Fiction.
Clothing and dress -- Fiction.
Alligators -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston ; New York :2016
Language English
Notes "First published by Scholastic Press, a division of Scholastic Australia Pty Limited, in 2015."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780544586543
0544586549
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