Saturday, January 18, 2014

Huff & Puff

Huff & Puff
Claudia Rueda

Huff & Puff

Genre: Picture Book, Fractured Fairy Tale

Summary (from Goodreads):  This interactive retelling of the Three Little Pigs story allows the reader to play the part of the big bad wolf. Three interior die-cut holes invite readers to huff, puff, and blow the pigs’ houses down! This fractured fairy tale ends sweetly when, rather than blowing down the third pig’s brick home, the wolf/reader blows out the candles on a cake baked by the pigs! A satisfying and engaging read for every young Three Little Pigs fan.

Review: The illustrations are cute, although the "interactive" die-cut holes don't add any value, and so we completely ignored them.  The text is extremely simple, which might work well for a very young child, but I think my three-year-old was a little bored by the lack of content, and my five-year-old wondered why the author didn't write in complete sentences.  They both did love huffing and puffing, though!

Rating: 3 stars

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