Alfie’s Christmas – 12 Days of Christmas books – Day 7

Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas books series.  Today’s book is called Alfie’s Christmas, which is written by Shirley Hughes and published by Random House.

Alfie's ChristmasAs soon as I saw this hardback book pop through the letterbox, I was transported back to 2009.  I was pregnant with Monkey and working, we’d had a book delivery to look through and one of the girls in the office came running over to me.  Mary you have to buy this for ‘bump’!  It was a collection of Shirley Hughes stories. Being of a certain age, I hadn’t heard of Shirley Hughes, Alfie or Dogger, they all came as I was leaving school. Needless to say, I bought the collection, and loved it.  I’ve been reading Shirley Hughes stories to Monkey from birth!

Alfie’s Christmas is a 30 page hardback book which follows Alfie on his journey to Christmas Day.  He’s counting down the days with his advent calendar , he’s making Christmas cookies and helps put up the Christmas tree.

Monkey loves the Alfie character, he’s old enough this year to really grasp what Christmas is about himself.  We’ve already talked about advent calendars and decorations, we have plans for our own cookies and Monkey has bought a decoration for our tree already.  He can really relate to Alfie’s Christmas.

Alfie's ChristmasAlfie’s Christmas, like other Shirley Hughes stories, are the kind, that I can read to Monkey, but that one day he will want to read to me.  It’s a book which I can see being well read every Christmas.  A tradition, I like that idea.

Alfie's ChristmasIf you want a book about family, being together and all the preparations for Christmas, then Alfie’s Christmas is for you and your family.  It will leave you with that warm and cosy feel, it’s a lovely read, with great illustrations.

Can you tell that we’re fans?


disclaimer:  we were sent this book for the purpose of review, our comments however, remain our own honest opinions

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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