Come Back, Alfie!

By Sue Murray
Illustrated by Rozzy Hibbard

For ages 4+
A story about the upheaval of moving somewhere new, and a celebration of being part of a wider community. Children will relate to Harry’s distress when his pet bird, Alfie, flies away and enjoy his ingenuity in bringing Alfie home.

Harry has a problem. His pet budgie, Alfie, got away accidentally. In his new home, Harry and his father ask the neighbours for help. The text illustrates concepts of ‘up’ and ‘down’ as well as offering some rhyming sentences that will encourage your child to read with you.

You can use this book to discuss:

  • How moving house can be difficult
  • What can be good about going somewhere new
  • Your neighbourhood, who you know and what you like about it

Linked activity idea

Stop to chat to a neighbour the next time you are out!

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For ages 4+
A story about the upheaval of moving somewhere new, and a celebration of being part of a wider community. Children will relate to Harry’s distress when his pet bird, Alfie, flies away and enjoy his ingenuity in bringing Alfie home.

Harry has a problem. His pet budgie, Alfie, got away accidentally. In his new home, Harry and his father ask the neighbours for help. The text illustrates concepts of ‘up’ and ‘down’ as well as offering some rhyming sentences that will encourage your child to read with you.

You can use this book to discuss:

  • How moving house can be difficult
  • What can be good about going somewhere new
  • Your neighbourhood, who you know and what you like about it

Linked activity idea

Stop to chat to a neighbour the next time you are out!

$15.00

SKU PLPB007 Categories , Tag
ISBN-13 978-1-922648-21-1

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Why picture books?

Picture books cover a diverse range of topics, expose children to words and language they might not hear normally in conversation, and teach children how reading works (left to right, top to bottom). While picture books might be too hard for early readers to read by themselves at first, the books are not too hard to understand. Reading picture books with your child will inspire them to learn to read on their own, and experience the pleasure of reading.

These picture books were designed to accompany the LanguageLift program. However, children will also enjoy the books separately as they learn about the elements of a good story.

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