Aalfred and AalbertAges 3-5
An aadorable and funny love story between aardvarks.
Aardvarks Aalfred and Aalbert both need a pal. But Aalfred sleeps in the day, and Aalbert sleeps at night. How will they ever get the chance to meet?
Bird conjures up a series of sillier and sillier schemes to get the two aardvarks into the same place, but their paths simply refuse to cross. Until one day, when they find each other in the most unexpected way – and now Aalfred and Aalbert will never lose each other again.
Aalfred and Aalbert is as funny and memorable as Morag Hood's previous books, Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea, I Am Bat and The Steves. With its sweet and natural portrayal of love accidentally blooming between two aardvarks, it makes a brilliant gift for a loved one.
a truly original rising star
From Two Hoots, and the fabulous author-illustrator Morag Hood, there’s the adorable aardvark story of Aalfred and Aalbert, whose different sleep cycles have doomed them never to meet, much to the frustration of a small avian matchmaker. Whether snoozing curled up in their burrows or following their passions of broccoli, cheese and flowers, these aardvarks, and their happy ending, make for ear-to-ear smiles.
Imogen Russell Williams, Guardian
A superbly comic though still subtle and understated gay love story appears in Morag Hood’s Aalfred and Aalbert (Two Hoots), the story of two star-crossed aardvarks who emerge from their burrows at fatally different times – one by night and one by day. [...] While some children might read Aalfred and Aalbert simply as a story of friendship, others will be delighted by the small, sweet smiles of the enormously endearing protagonists, finding and falling for each other at last.
Times Literary Supplement