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Celebrate dads everywhere with this wonderful collection of stories from the award-winning Shirley Hughes.

Join Alfie and Dad as they spend time together in this wonderful collection of stories from the award-winning Shirley Hughes.

Alfie's dad is always there for Alfie and Annie Rose. He's there to reassure Alfie during a restless night; he's there to find Alfie's favourite toy Flumbo when he gets left on the bus; and most of all he loves spending time with his children and they love spending time with him!

Celebrating that special relationship between children and their dads.


That rare jewel, a brilliant "Dad" book... fabulous stuff as ever from Shirley Hughes.

Read it, Daddy

In the run-up to Shirley Hughes's 90th birthday, this volume assembles stories in which Alfie's father helps his son: by sharing weekend activities, checking under the bed for flying loobies, retrieving a toy from lost property, finding a wandering cat's real home. Hughes makes the domestic blissful.

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    July 17, 2017

    Bodley Head

    32 pages

    RRP $27.99

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Also by Shirley Hughes

Lucy & Tom: From A to Z
Lucy & Tom: From One to Ten
Alfie and His Very Best Friend
Lucy and Tom at School
Dixie O'Day on his Bike
Alfie and Mum
Lucy and Tom at Christmas
Dixie O’Day and the Haunted House
Alfie Outdoors
Lucy and Tom at the Seaside
Dixie O'Day: Up, Up and Away!
Alfie and Grandma
Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery
Alfie's Christmas
A Year of Stories: and Things to Do
Dixie O'Day: In The Fast Lane
Bobbo Goes To School
All About Alfie
Don't Want to Go!
Dogger Little Great
Up and Up
Alfie Wins A Prize
Alfie & The Birthday Surprise
An Evening At Alfie's


Hairy Maclary's Bone
Hide and Seek
Are We There Yet?
We're All Wonders
A Bag and a Bird
We Had Some Laughs
Chocolate Cake
Mouse House
Pigeon P.I.
The Tale of the Castle Mice
The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle
Wild Pa
Pearlie and the Imperial Princess
Lulu and the Chocolate Wedding
This Is a Circle
Further Adventures Of The Owl & The Puss
Why Men Skim Stones
Santa's Outback Secret
The Little Train