Alison Donald and Alex Willmore
Maverick Arts Publishing
Alison Donald and Alex Willmore have created a lovely book based on a misunderstanding by one of the main characters.
Tom and Alfred are the best of friends sharing everything and totally inseparable until Tom starts school, leaving Alfred with little to do but remain at home and wait for his pal’s return.
One day though Tom comes home announcing to his parents that he needs a pet – a cute, snuggly one and it has to be totally adorable.
Poor Alfred is worried: what on earth does the word mean, he wonders, and determined not to lose his place in Tom’s affections, sets about finding out.
Having done so he gets to work to make himself fit the bill.
Action plan A is anything but a success so Alfred decides it’s time for plan B – a make-over …
His new look is met with amusement not only by the barn animals, but also by Tom.
Plan C only serves to infuriate Tom: it seems as though being adorable just isn’t a bull thing. Alfred is miserable and in need of some time alone.
But that evening Tom appears carrying a large box, and what a wonderfully heart-winning and unexpected surprise peeps out at its recipient.
The outcome is, no more lonely days for Alfred.
Alison Donald’s funny, warm-hearted tale of friendship is beautifully illustrated by Alex Willmore whose scenes of Alfred and his antics are superbly expressive and like the book’s title, absolutely A-DOR-A-BLE!