Wednesday, May 16, 2012
HUFF AND PUFF by Claudia Rueda
HUFF AND PUFF
by Claudia Rueda
Abrams Appleseed, 2012
Yes, this is probably a book best suited for preschool readers, but what's not to love about a new, interactive version of The Three Little Pigs?
The heavy cardboard cover has circular window cut-out, through which we see the three little pigs. The pages are heavy stock, and the text is very simple, with one line per page on the left and an illustration on the right: "First pig building a house. First pig inside the house. One wolf huffing and puffing." When we get to "One wolf huffing and puffing," the illustration page has the words "HUFF & PUFF" written really big on the texture of the corresponding house. The "belly" of the ampersand is cut out so that the reader, playing the wolf, can huff and puff and blow the house down.
Well, we all know what happens when the wolf gets to the house of bricks, but that doesn't mean you know what will happen at the end of this book!