Can you help me? Do you recognise this children's book?

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MerryInthechelseahotel Tue 22-Dec-20 17:32:57

It is driving me mad! I am not sure if it is one of the Alfie and Annie Rose books. It is about a little boy who finds a stone somewhere and loves this stone. He names it and takes it everywhere. Then he goes to the beach with his family. His mum has made some clothes for the stone. He has the stone with him on the beach but when he comes home he realises he doesn't have the stone until eventually finding it the next day in a bucket from the beach. I have a little boy staying with me who I could see doing something like this! I want to get this book for him. Any ideas of what this book is?

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JumpJockey Tue 22-Dec-20 17:40:30

Sounds like Alfie's little friend Bonting. We have it in the Alfie and Annie Rose Outdoors collection.

PeskyRooks Tue 22-Dec-20 17:42:06

It's by Shirley Hughes

MerryInthechelseahotel Tue 22-Dec-20 17:44:09

Oh yes Bonting!! Thank you so much flowers

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Waterlemon Tue 22-Dec-20 17:44:19

I don’t remember that story - don’t think it’s a Shirley Hughes.

This is a bit similar - little boy makes a boat at the beach, it then travels faraway

biblio.co.uk/book/little-boat-henderson-kathy/d/503882625?aid=frg¤cy_id=2&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5Ye8sJHi7QIVA-vtCh1VywsfEAQYByABEgKSlPD_BwE?dcx=503882625

MerryInthechelseahotel Tue 22-Dec-20 18:45:40

I found it! I was looking everywhere for the Alfie Out of Doors storybook and eventually found it. You were right! Thank you all

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BlackeyedSusan Tue 22-Dec-20 18:59:44

Not so much fucking fun in real life.

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Shadowboy Tue 22-Dec-20 19:00:27

Yes that’s Bonting. We love that story.

MerryInthechelseahotel Wed 23-Dec-20 17:49:18

BlackeyedSusan eh?

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