Saturday, 18 October 2014

{Review} Alfie in the Garden by Debi Gliori

22929619Posted by Donna
Release Date:  October 9th, 2014
Finished Date: September 29th, 2014
Publishers: Bloomsbury
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Ages: 3-6 years 
Source: For Review
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 24
Alfie Rabbit is helping his mummy in the garden. His world turns from real to imagined, as a gatefold spread is opened. Now he's in the jungle! He's a lion on the prowl, an elephant spraying water from his trunk, and a little bird flying home to his nest . . . to have a nap with Mummy! A delightful book for toddlers, celebrating their irrepressible imagination, with exquisite illustrations featuring all sorts of garden - and jungle! - creatures.

The Review: Alfie in the Garden is a sweet tale about a little rabbit called Alfie who is helping his Mummy in the garden, but along the way his imagination gets the better of him and soon he finds himself in many different situations from being in a jungle, to being a lion and even a bird. He also makes it rain from his imaginary elephant trunk which is so much fun. 

I've never read anything by Deb Gliori before so I wasn't sure what to expect heading to this story with my daughter, but what we found was a pleasant surprise. Alfie in the Garden is an enjoyable tale and his big imagination makes the story quite an adventure. The illustrations complement the story very well. They are bright, vibrant and very detailed. My daughter had quite a bit of fun pointing out all the animals and she loved the extended page that very much added to Alfie's adventure. 

In all, Alfie in the Garden is a fun adventure packed with a lot of other animals to keep your little one entertained! 

3.5 flowers! 

Thank you to Bloomsbury Books for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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