Alfie and the Birthday Surpise (Paperback)
Red Fox, 9780099208624, 32pp.
Publication Date: December 14, 1999
The loss of a family pet is skillfully handled within the secure world of Alfie and Annie Rose.
Mr. McNally, the neighbour of Alfie and Annie Rose, is very sad. His old cat Smokey has died. As it is nearly his birthday, his family decides to hold a surprise party and buy a particularly special present to cheer him up. It is left to Alfie to look after the present until the big day… New readers and old fans of Alfie alike will cozy up to the warm and sympathetic text, and illustrations bustling with detail and charm.