Bloomsbury Young Readers: Alfie Takes Action

Hurray! Bloomsbury’s lovely new series of early readers won’t leave you feeling short-changed as you make the crucial step up from picture books. Laughter, colour, adventure: they have all the things that great picture books have. But this time, you’ll be reading them all by yourself! In this story, Alfie the meerkat is fed up of digging holes and standing on guard. He wants adventure and excitement! So when a film crew for a nature programme turns up in the desert, Alfie leaps into action. Is this his chance to become a star?

  • A lively, colourful first book for beginner readers
  • Written by award-winning author Karen Wallace
  • Features quirky characters and irresistible artwork
  • Perfect for home practice or guided reading in schools

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  • Karen Wallace

    Karen is a highly acclaimed author for all age groups. She has recently become well established in the 10+ age group with her novels for Simon and Schuster – these include ‘Raspberries on the Yangtze’ (shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Book Award) and her new novel, ‘Wendy’, which has received terrific reviews.


    Karen Wallace’s picture book Think of An Eel won the Kurt Maschler prize in 1993, and her novels have been shortlisted for many awards.

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