Alfie’s Story, the wonderful tale of Alfie the cat, “who once was lost, but one day found a new home and new friends”, has found its way to Australia, where it is a huge favourite amongst some young Aussies.
We received an email today, that tells its own story:
My name is Lisa Beverstock, and I work at Dapto Library, NSW Australia. We absolutely love Alfie’s Story, and are planning on performing it at our Preschool Storytime very soon so that the pre-schoolers can enter a name for the mouse.
However, on behalf of Dapto Library, I would like to nominate the name Mortimer.
Senior Library Officer
93-109 Princes Highway
The author, Sue Wilkins (and her ingenious illustrator, Liz Furness) have already established Alfie as a firm favourite here in the UK, with strong sales in bookshops and, notably, with several national garden centre groups.