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  • Published: 6 February 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761341328
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

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.

A heartwarming picture book about kindness by Australian of the Year Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris. Harry was a member of the international cave-diving group that rescued the Wild Boar soccer team in Thailand.
Alfie is not the bravest dog, he is scared of magpies, swimming in the sea and things with noisy wheels like skateboards and wheelbarrows! But maybe there is something else he’s good at?
Alfie loves his family and is always looking for ways to help or make them happy, from wake-up licks to sharing his favourite toy. One day at the park when he comes across a small boy who is sad, Alfie discovers that his true talent might be the thing that comes most naturally to him, his kindness.

  • Published: 6 February 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761341328
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the authors

Richard Harris

Richard ‘Harry’ Harris SC OAM is an Australian anaesthetist and cave diver who played a crucial role in the Tham Luang cave rescue. He and Craig Challen were jointly awarded 2019 Australian of the Year as a result of that rescue.

Simon Howe

Simon Howe is an illustrator and author with a broad appetite for children's literature, animation, storytelling and design. He has worked with several notable Australian authors on books for children, and has designed and directed animation for advertising and television. His long-time collaboration with ARIA award-winning children’s band, Teeny Tiny Stevies, has seen him produce more than a dozen animated music videos. His first authored picture book, Shoosh!, was published in 2020. Simon lives in regional Victoria with his family.

Praise for Alfie the Kind

This is a special story about the courage in us all, from the Aussie anaesthetist who helped rescue the Thai soccer team trapped in a cave in 2018.

Geelong Advertiser

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