Thursday, January 24, 2013

Good night, Alfie Atkins/ by Gunilla Bergstrom

Very hard to find book by a Swedish author Gunilla Bergstrom tells the story of Alfie Atkins who does not want to go to bed! He asks his Dad to bring him some water and then to look for a scary lion in the closet and then to find the teddy bear.And so on, and so on. In the end, exhausted Daddy falls asleep right on the floor in the middle of the room.
 "Now Dady has read a story, gotten the toothbrush, changed the sheet on the bed, .............. looked for a lion, found Teddy... and gotten very tired. So tired that he has fallen asleep on the floor<. He is lying there snoring loudly"

I loved Daddy's character, who is smoking pipe on every page! He is  wearing funky looking sweater and green slippers, and he snores too! Very realistic Daddy indeed!
 The whole story is very amusing and i could relate to it because my little sisters playes the same tricks on me : "monsters under the bed", "i need to go to the bathroom", "im thrirsty", "tell me the story" etc etc.

Overall, very heart-warming book with bright illustrations and charming Daddy who will remind you of Popey, the Sailor man

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Ksenia R

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