Alfie in the Bath
hbk., 32pp., RRP $A22.99
Aflie Bunny has a very big imagination, as we discovered when we first met him in Alfie in the Garden. This time he is having a bath and his imagination takes him to the world of under the sea where he can be an amazing range of things – a monster, a crab, an octopus, even a shipwreck. There are storms at sea and whales that spout water high into the air – and fathers who patiently mop up the puddles on the floor.
This is a beautiful book for preschoolers that takes the child on a journey through a watery world. Just what is hiding under that sparkly blue water that the child sees at the beach? Deb Gliori’s beautiful, distinctive illustrations take our youngest readers on a new adventure full of colour and imagination with the creatures softened by their smiley faces and gentle lines taking away any concerns that might make a child hesitate before having a bath or going to the beach again. She has even used a technique that children love – using a wax crayon and putting a wash over it.
A great pull-the-curtains-on-the-day for the very young reader.