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Five Minutes, Alfie by Lily Mae Walters - Book Blitz & Review + Giveaway

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Five Minutes, Alfie

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.

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My Review
Five Minutes, Alfie is an adorable children's picture book about a little boy named Alfie who is given an extra five minutes before he needs to rise and shine. He drifts off to dreamland, and there he becomes a brave king who must face a dragon. Does he succeed in helping the village move the dragon away from the gate he slumbers in front of?
I thought this was a great read. The pictures are engaging and bright. The story itself has an underlying message of helping others and working together. It's also a "loud" story, with noises being featured to wake the dragon. Young readers will enjoy shouting along with the rhyming scheme the story features.
Five stars from me!

Author Bio

Lily Mae Walters chose her pen name in honour of her beloved grandparents who also stare 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.

Giveaway to Win a Paperback copy of Five Minutes, Alfie (UK Only)
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