Statement of responsibility: Shirley Hughes
Distributor: London: Red Fox; [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd; [distributor] Random House Australia; [distributor] Random House New Zealand Ltd; [distributor] Booksite Afrika; [distributor] Random House, 2009
ISBN: 1862308896, 9781862308893
Intended audience: From Preschool to Kindergarten. from 0 to 5.
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 Streatfeild, Alison Uttley, Ian Seraillier, Margaret Mahy and notably Dorothy Edwards's 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.
32 p. : col.ill., chiefly ; 25x25x0 cm.
0-5 years; Fiction; Picture Book; Non-character; Non Tie-in.; Early Years.; Picture storybooks.; Alfie (Fictitious character : Hughes) Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.; Picture Storybooks.; Picture books for children.; Locks and keys Juvenile fiction.