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Nov 04 2014

Alfie in the Garden by Debi Gliori

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Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2014. ISBN: 9781408839515
(Age: preschool) Theme: Imagination. This is a very simple story for pre-schoolers with a little rabbit called Alfie who leaves the side of his mother to explore in the garden.  Imagination gets a chance to play, and Alfie is shown playing in the garden in simplified illustrations, with toys and insects as companions. A fold-out page is also used to demonstrate the wider world that Alfie is entering via his imagination.
The language used is uncomplicated with a smattering of onomatopoeia and occasional rhyme and assonance.
Carolyn Hull

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