Tigerlilly Quinn: We like to read

Monday, 9 September 2013

We like to read


I couldn't have this series without featuring the Alfie books at some point.

Alfie Gives a Hand - Shirley Hughes.

I think for most people from my generation these books are ingrained in their childhood. I feel so nostalgic reading them! The colours, fashion and day to day activities in these books just feels so eighties, but for once in a good way! I adore the way Shirley Hughes writes and draws, there is just something so comforting reading her books. I read Alfie Gives a Hand to Wilf for the first time last and he sat and listened without interruption throughout it all, magic.

Last week I loved this book over on Wild and Grizzly

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30 comments:

Claire said...

Dear Fritha

Shirely Hughes is, and has always been, my favourite writer and illustrator. I own this book and have read it to children HUNDREDS of times, I now know the words off by heart.

There is a video on youtube where Shirely Hughes talks about writing the book and how she laid out the illustrations. This isn't it but it's lovely: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A41AsU1LpFc

Amy Lorimer said...

Oh my gosh! What a complete flashback! This used to be one of mine & my sister's favourite books. I'm going to have to ask my Mum if she still has our copy, just so I can remind myself of the story and illustrations.



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Anna said...

im sure I remember these from when I was little! :D

Galina V said...

It's not part of my childhood, but with two kids I know this series well. We've just bought another Shirley Hughes book the other day, Bobbo Goes to School, which my little man loves.

TheBoyandMe said...

I missed this book, I think I'm a little too old for it, but I remember seeing it as a child. Shirley Hughes has such wonderful illustrations in her books, so old-fashioned and fabulous.

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Super Busy Mum said...

Looks like a fab book! Loving the illustrations too.

missielizzie said...

Yes, they remind me of my childhood too. Fabulous!

PinkCatJo said...

Since my childhood I've absolutely loved Shirley Hughes work and collect all her books. I find that children still really enjoy the stories because the experiences are so real to them. I love how the illustrations are so calm and reassuring - like a warm, friendly hug. There's a new Alfie book coming out in October - Alfie's Christmas. It should be another good one! x

Katherine said...

I love Shirley Hughes books. Her daughter Clara Vulliamy is also an illustrator/author, I have got to know her on Twitter and saw her talk about Dogger at Edinburgh Book Festival recently, it was a really lovely event.

Rebecca English said...

These are the books of my childhood too and I'm so delighted my children love them as much.

Emily said...

I used to love Alfie and now Miss J loves him too - we were reading this very book only last week!

Lovely post and a lovely idea for a linky. I've added a post.

My Two Mums said...

I loved this series as a child. I hope to get M reading them too.

fritha strickland said...

Thans so much Emily! So glad you love this book too x

fritha strickland said...

It's so lovely to share the things from your childhood with your kids isnt it! x

fritha strickland said...

Oh my gosh, I'll have to go follow her now, how amazing! x

fritha strickland said...

yes! Calm and reassuring is exactly what they are! I had no idea another book was coming out, thanks for letting me know! x

fritha strickland said...

It's so lovely to hear they have touched so many x

fritha strickland said...

it's so lovely how much much these books remind us of our childhood isn't it! x

fritha strickland said...

you should defo check it out! x

fritha strickland said...

Oh you must read them them, you and the boy would love them I'm sure! x

fritha strickland said...

I don't think I've read that one! Must check it out! x

fritha strickland said...

you must! I think they are ingrained in most of us! :) x

fritha strickland said...

yes! They can still be enjoyed at any age I think! x

fritha strickland said...

that wonderful! I'm off to watch the vid now xx

mummydaddyme said...

Oh my goodness I loved this series as a child. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. x

helloitsgemma said...

Love all the Alfie books, love Dogger too, which 'gets' me every time... even though I know the ending.

fritha strickland said...

they are such classic's aren't they! x

fritha strickland said...

oh gosh me too, me too! :,(

fritha strickland said...

That's exactly it! The warmth and sense of security, make them such classics. hmm I just googles Peter and Jane, I recognise the illustrations but I don't think I must have read them that much. They look wonderful though! x

ibbyandpop said...

So wonderful! We read sooooooo many books at our home, I can't wait to check some of your recommendations out! Thanks:)

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