Five Minutes, Alfie – Review and Giveaway!

Five Minutes Alfie Blog Tour


Welcome to the Five Minutes, Alfie Book Tour!

If you are the proud owner of small humans, you’re in for a treat today. I have the honour of introducing you to this stunning book, Five Minutes, Alfie – AND – if you keep reading, there’s a fantastic GIVEAWAY. Now, don’t say I don’t look after you!

Brazen Mummy Writes is part of the book tour for this delightful new children’s book, written by the talented Lily Mae Walters.

Firstly, let me show you the thing they call “the blurb”, which is that fun teaser on the back of the book:


The Blurb for 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.


Behind the Scenes With Five Minutes, Alfie

I was all kinds of excited to get some backstage action with this book. I know the author, Lily Mae Walters, through my fabulous Facebook group Chick Lit and Prosecco. (If you read or write chick lit, I personally invite you to join us! You sound like our kind of chick.)

Through the group, Lily Mae (AKA Florence Keeling), invited me to look at the book before it went to print – eek! (Don’t you love how the online world opens you up to lovely new friendships and opportunities? I’m so rock and roll.)

And then through more group gossip, I had the chance to join this blog tour. (Bloggers – do come and join us if you want to get more behind the scenes opportunities.)

(You may also remember Lily Mae Walters from my blog post full of tips for writers on how to find inspiration.)


My Review of Five Minutes, Alfie

Ooh, so here goes…

I received my lovely, digital copy of Five Minutes, Alfie – so I sat down with my two year old boy, and we read.

And wow, didn’t we love it!

Five Minutes, Alfie is a rhyming book – yippee for those. They’re always a favourite in our house, because they hold our toddler’s attention better than anything else. But honestly, I find there aren’t nearly as many rhyming books out there, so I was over the moon to find this one.

(As an aside, I once read that rhyming books aren’t produced as much as the rhymes don’t translate, hence the big guys make less cash. Not sure if that is true, but it sounds kind of sad. So yay to Lily Mae for bringing us this.)

What I also love about rhyming books is that with repetition, our toddler begins reciting huge chunks of them, like a nursery rhyme. So they are incredible for his memory too.


Tension, Excitement and a Gorgeous Dragon!

Five Minutes, Alfie is full of tension, excitement, gorgeous dragon pictures, and of course a happy ending. It’s about an ordinary boy who dreams he’s a king, and saves the day with a little bit of common sense and a whole lot of bravery.

It’s a book full of fun, adventure and imagination and I can’t recommend it enough.

We have a digital version, but I’m planning to grab a real copy for my little boy as his Easter treat. (I’m keeping the chocolate for me!)

And that, my darling mummas, is all from me. I’ll leave you with some details on where you can buy the book and/or enter the GIVEAWAY below.

If you know of any other rhyming books my toddler would love, or just want to say hi, keep on scrolling and pop your comments in the box. I always love to hear from you.

Love and stuff

Anita – (Brazen Mummy)



Take a Peek for Yourself on Amazon

Five Minutes Alfie Book Cover

Purchase Links

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And Here’s a Bit of Goss About the Author


Author Bio

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


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Now, Don’t Forget That GIVEAWAY!

Five Minutes Alfie Book Cover


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

*Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


PS – Did you join the gang yet? I would be delighted to have you on board for handy news, blog posts and to grab yourself a freebie:



10 Replies to “Five Minutes, Alfie – Review and Giveaway!”

    1. It adds an element of fun. I quite fancy writing one, one day. Probably not easy though! Thanks for reading, lovely lady. Xx

  1. Aww what a lovely book, we love rhyming books in this house too! My daughter is starting to become interested in picture books now and son loves to read to her so I think this would make a lovely addition to bookshelf. Entering the giveaway

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