Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents. He sings carols and decorates the tree. And he writes a special letter to Father Christmas...
But what will Father Christmas bring on Christmas Day? It's going to be so exciting!
A wonderful way to build up the excitement, and to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
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About Shirley Hughes
Shirley was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today.
She illustrated other writers' work, including Noel Streatfield, Alison Uttley, Ian Serraillier, Margaret Mahy and notably Dorothy Edwards' My Naughty Little Sister series.
Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book, Lucy and Tom's Day, was published in 1960, and she followed it with, among others, Dogger and the Alfie series.
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