Who says only girls can be angels? Angels can do all the things that Alfie wants to do. If he were an angel he could fly to school, sing and dance in the choir, and fly around the football pitch scoring goal after goal. Will Alfie's dreams of being an angel ever come true?
This is a charming story in dual language about daring to do the unexpected. Alfie's inspiring individuality makes this text useful for discussing identity and independent thinking with young readers aged 5-8. For older children, 'Alfie's Angels' is a perfect stimulus for introducing issues such as gender roles and stereotypes in the classroom.
Other Mantra Lingua books that relate gender-norms, and children standing up for themselves:
Pinocchio and the Real Boys - Discuss "boys will be boys" with the help of this classic
Quiet - Daddy is the primary care-taker in this exploration of every-day sounds for young children
Ellie's Secret Diary - Dealing with bullies, and daring to speak up
Jill and the Beanstalk - A young girl saves her family through bravery