An irresistible father-and-son team!
Meet Alfie Atkins. Like all four-year-olds, sometimes he is stubborn. Tonight he doesn't want to go to bed. Lucky for him, Daddy is being especially nice -- taking care of all of Alfie's bedtime needs. But Alfie won't sleep, and it isn't long before he succeeds in tiring poor Daddy.
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Gunilla Bergstrom's first children's book was published
in 1971 and has been followed by about thirty others, many of
them part of her acclaimed series featuring Alfie Atkins.
PreSchool-Grade 2-Four-year-old Alfie Atkins does not want to go to sleep. His father assists him in a variety of bedtime rituals, but still the child asks for more. When he calls for his teddy, Daddy does not come, so Alfie goes looking for him and finds his exhausted parent asleep on the floor. He tucks him in and then goes to sleep himself. The book was originally published in 1972 in Sweden, and the stylized art features a palette that will cry out "1970s" to adults (scraps of fabric incorporated into the pictures add an interesting texture to the bold colors). The father smokes a pipe throughout. The old-fashioned aspects of the illustrations are likely to be lost on children. This timeless story features a father-son interaction without unnecessary fanfare, but has limited child appeal.-Genevieve Gallagher, Murray Elementary School, Charlottesville, VA
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