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Article  •  25 January 2024


Look inside Alfie the Kind

A heartwarming picture book about kindness by the 2019 Australian of the Year, Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris.

Alfie is not the bravest dog. He is scared of magpies, swimming in the sea, and things with noisy wheels . . . but there is something he’s good at!

Alfie loves his family and always looks for ways to make them happy. When he meets a small boy at the park who is feeling sad, Alfie realises that his true talent might be the one that comes naturally to him: his kindness.

Written by Richard Harris, a key member of the international cave-diving group that rescued the Wild Boar soccer team, and illustrated by artist and author Simon Howe, this book will delight children and parents. With a cute protagonist, a heartwarming story and an inspiring message, what’s not to love?

Scroll on for a first look.

Sneak a peek at Alfie the Kind


Can't wait until the book comes out on 6 February 2024? Revisit Alfie the Brave in the meantime. 

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Alfie the Kind
A heartwarming story about Alfie, who may not be the bravest dog, but just might be the kindest, by Richard Harris 2019 Australian of the Year and key member of the international cave-diving team that rescued the Wild Boar soccer team.
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