Aalfred and Aalbert (Hardcover)
On Our Shelves Now
A heartwarming story of blossoming friendship between two aardvarks who are very much opposites.
Aalfred and Aalbert lead solitary lives. Sometimes, Aalfred thinks he might like to be part of a pair, and sometimes Aalbert thinks he might like to be one of two.
But Aalfred sleeps all day, and Aalbert sleeps all night—so how will the two ever meet?
Luckily, someone helps them to cross paths in an unexpected way, and Aalfred and Aalbert find that they go together quite well!
This adorable story about two aardvarks and an unlikely matchmaker will appeal to LGBTQ+ families. Author-illustrator Morag Hood keeps children laughing with funny mishaps and entertaining, teachable moments about relationships.
About the Author
Morag Hood is a brilliant writer and illustrator of many titles such as When Grandad was a Penguin, Colin and Lee, and Carrot and Pea, which won the 2018 3-6 UKLA Book Award. She also studied Costume Design at Wimbledon College of Art and holds an MA in Children's Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art. Along with making stories, she also enjoys printing, cutting and pasting, and freshly sharpened pencils, and she dreams of having a pet duck.
"The simple, deadpan narrative shows flashes of laugh-out-loud moments. . . the steadfast resignation of the only-occasionally-lonely aardvarks and the bird's wordless but powerful expressiveness keep the story light, dry, and satisfying. A charming depiction of friendship and love." —Kirkus Reviews
"Sweet and silly. . . charming. . . An effective, gentle reminder that love is love." —Publishers Weekly
"Charming illustrations accompany this tale of finding friends. The story is told with great humor that will engage young readers. . . .a lovely book about finding a new friend. " —School Library Journal
We've partnered with Libro.fm to bring you a top-notch option for digital audiobooks. Take a look at our large catalog of recorded books at https://libro.fm/citylightsnc