Today I am sharing my review as a part of the blog blitz for the children’s picture book Five Minutes, Alfie by Lily Mae Walters. This is a fun children’s book that will wake the kids up! There is also a giveaway going on for a paperback copy of the book (UK Only).
Alfie snuggles down in bed,
dreams still in his little head.
He dreams he’s a king going out for a ride.
“A dragon sleeps in front of the gate,” they cried.
How will they succeed in waking him up?
By helping each other and lots of luck.
Five Minutes, Alfie
Author: Lily Mae Walters
Illustrator: Jack Foster
Published: February 14, 2020
Reviewed By: Jessica
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
Date Read: March 19, 2020
Five Minutes, Alfie is a fun read for young children that has colorful pictures. This is a children’s book to NOT read when you are trying to get the kids to go to sleep as they may become excited about the story and want to know what is going to happen at the end. I have to say the book has a dragon in it as well which makes it even more exciting! What kid doesn’t like having a story with dragons?!?!?
At the beginning of the book Alfie’s mom is trying to get him up for the day, but he just needs a few more minutes to finish his dream, after-all, he is a king! The problem Alfie’s kingdom is facing is this: there is a huge sleeping dragon outside the castle and no matter what the people do, they can’t wake it up! This story will have the kids in anticipation if the people will be able to get the dragon awake and what will happens when it wakes up?!?!?!
Five Minutes, Alfie rhymes which makes it fun to read aloud. The CGI pictures are bright, colorful, and definitely add to the enjoyment of the story. This book will keep the kids wide awake and ready for their next adventure!
About the Author:
Lily Mae Walters chose her pen name in honour of her beloved grandparents who also star in the Josie James series.
She is married with two teenage children, and two huskies that are the inspiration behind Murphy and Asher in the books.
Lily Mae lives in Nuneaton, England and finds herself using local places and even her old school in her stories.
Family and friends mean the world to Lily Mae and many will find themselves popping up throughout the series.
Lily Mae also writes for adults under the name of Florence Keeling.
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