Monday, May 7, 2012

Praise for Huff & Puff

From Books4yourkids
"As a long time story reader at the bookstore where I work, I can tell you that there are not enough GOOD books on the shelves that offer what Huff & Puff does. Much like the gap in quality reading material that seems to exist at the third grade reading level, there seems to be a gap between the simplistic and instructive board books and traditional picture books.  Simple, short story books aimed at toddlers that have a well written story and engaging illustrations are out there (Eric Carle's Head to Toe and Peggy Rathmann's Goodnight Gorilla are my go-to books when I have toddlers at story time) but there is certainly room for more, especially if they are as superb as Huff& Puff

From Children's Literature Network
Folktales have always changed to reflect the moral standards of their times as well as help shape them. They are not meant to be static and fixed. It's in their bones...And if they weren't constantly reissued, I would have missed out on some fabulous new books. My new favorite is Huff & Puff by Claudia Rueda. This interactive retelling of the Three Little Pigs is so cool. It has holes in it and children can play the part of the wolf by blowing through the holes.

From Shelf-Awareness
Youngest fans of the Three Little Pigs will feel both smart and indispensable in this interactive paper-over-board twist on the classic.
Children will want to follow the pigs on the endpapers right back to the beginning. Sure to be a family favorite.

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