cover image Alfie Gives a Hand

Alfie Gives a Hand

Shirley Hughes / Author Mulberry Books $4.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-6

In a sequel to Alfie Gets in First and Alfie's Feet, Alfie goes to his first birthday party all by himself, clinging to his blanket. But when the birthday boy tries to frighten another guest with a mask, Alfie puts down the blanket and offers reassurance. ""Hughes epitomizes the warmth and the importance of happenings in families with a graceful telling and full-color pictures,'' PW said. (3-6)