Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!

By Daisy Hirst

Brother and sister monsters fall out and make up in spectacular style in this warm, witty story from the creator of The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head.

From the remarkable new talent behind The Girl With the Parrot on Her Head comes a story about two monster siblings, Natalie and Alphonse. Natalie mostly loves her little brother Alphonse being there – they name the pigeons, bounce things off the bunk beds, have stories in the chair and make lots of fun stuff together. But, when Natalie catches Alphonse eating her most favourite book, well … that is not OK! Daisy’s expressive, bold illustration and unique picture book voice will enchant and charm all readers in this truly original new title.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406354317
  • Published: 03 Mar 2016
  • Price: £11.99
  • Size: 260 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'This is a very funny, most colourful book about sibling rivalry with hilarious scenes and great expressions.' Review Reader, Lovereading 4 Kids

'Daisy Hirst’s Alphonse, That is Not Ok To Do! is an empathy and understanding-building picture book that every family book shelf should have, since it relates to a scenario that almost every child has found him or herself in. […] An uproarious, colourful exploration of what is not ok to do, by the creator of the fabulous The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head.' The Herald

'Hirst’s approach is playful and eye-catching. […] It’s a story written with a benignly anarchic wit – and, refreshingly, it comes with no moral tacked on.' The Observer

'Daisy Hirst’s narrative voice is spot on, her monsters are adorable and I love the chucklesome humour in her illustrations, which are a perfect complement to that deliciously droll text of hers. Alphonse and Natalie could run and run…' Red Reading Hub

'A fun, perceptive and colourful story' Juno

'A heart-warming, tender story which will stand up to much re-reading.' Carousel

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