Huff & Puff

Huff Puff 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 dow

  • Title: Huff & Puff
  • Author: Claudia Rueda
  • ISBN: 9781419701702
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Huff & Puff

    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 satThis 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.Praise for Huff Puff Simple but wonderfully expressive, the illustrations are ink drawings with pale washes of tan, pink, yellow, and blue A beautifully designed and wholly engaging picture book for young children Booklist Sure to be a family favorite Shelf Awareness A good chance for youngsters to relish enacting the wicked role while still getting a friendly reconciliation at the end Kirkus Reviews Very young readers will get a kick out of taking the wolf s part, and their parents will appreciate that the scariest bits of the original tale have been omitted School Library Journal Like her repetitive text, Rueda s illustrations are gently funny and elegantly simple Horn Book The reader is encouraged to follow the pigs into the book Library Media Connection

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    1. Mari

      I think this will be great to use in both Toddler and Preschool storytime. It uses a classic tale and makes it fun, funny, and participatory. I can't wait to try it out with a group of kiddos!My main reason for not giving it more stars is that I felt the die cut holes took away from the book design as a whole. I understand that they give a little more oomph to the huffing and puffing experience, and I enjoyed them through first pig and second pig. However, I really disliked that on a couple of t [...]

    2. Traci

      1. Genre: Traditional Literature2. Summary: This book tells the story of the three little pigs through simple text, illustration, and the ability to make it interactive through the storytelling. The same story that we all remember as children is told, with a happy ending where the wolf blows the candles out on a cake and they all share it and “live happily ever after”. 3. Critique:(a) Comment: Although the text is simple, the story is still accurate and retold just as the original story was [...]

    3. Joella www.cinjoella.com

      In this particular tale Rueda sticks just with The Three Little Pigs. But oh what great pigs they are! They look so cute! I think they would be very fun plush toys to snuggle. I can't wait to try this one in my preschool story time. Anyway, back to the book. The main charmer about this one is that there are small holes in a few of the pages and "you" are the wolf that has to blow through the hole to try and "huff & puff" to blow down the houses. With a fun twist at the end that is totally op [...]

    4. AMY

      This is a very simple story with low level vocabulary, but lots of fun. It has an interesting message for the reader. The three pigs each build a house and Huff and Puff knocks down two of them. The third one cannot be blown down. On the last page, he blows out the candles on a cake. Now all three pigs AND the wolf are "happy." This book is very funny. Great illustrations throughout. The reader gets to huff and puff through a hole in the middle of several pages. Highly recommended for Grades K-2 [...]

    5. Storywraps

      This darling, interactive book is just the thing to get young readers involved with the telling of the story. First page simply states, "First pig building a house." Short, simple, sweet. He enters his new abode and the text says , "One wolf huffing and puffing," but where oh where is that big bad wolf? No where to be found visually to the reader. The reader then is invited to huff and puff through a cut out hole instead of the wolf and see what happens. The next page shows the result of those m [...]

    6. Mymcbooks

      My Review: We all have read the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf as a child. But author Claudia Rueda decided to put a new twist on the story allowing the reader to play the part of the big bad wolf. The funny thing about this story is that when the wolf blew down the houses of the first and second pigs, they had a bowl, two eggs and a mixing spoon. The last house had all three pigs with a cake and 3 candles in it. My understanding of this story is that the pigs got fed up wit [...]

    7. Kristina Jean Lareau

      The story illustrations are great. The watercolors and pen and ink have a lot of character, detail and dynamism. The surprise at the ends makes this fairy tale a little more "kid-friendly" and fun. There are several pages that are full-page color illustrations with the words "Huff & Puff" centered. In the center of the ampersand is a small hole. While this could lend some fun to the design of the book, it does nothing but serve to confuse the reader as to its point. Of the four or five sprea [...]

    8. Rebecca Tenbrook

      This book was a simple and cute way of telling the story of the three little pigs. I think the text is simple enough that Kindergarten or first graders could successfully read this on their own. Their is usually one sentence on each page and the sentences repeat for each pig. This book is intended to be interactive and puts the reader in the shoes of the wolf. At the end there is a surprise for the reader based on the interactiveness of the book. I think this would be a great book to include in [...]

    9. Bridget R. Wilson

      In an ingeniously simple retelling of "The Three Little Pigs," Claudia Rueda makes the story interactive for readers. What I thought: I think Tullet's Press Here has started a trend. Interactive picture books are becoming quite prevalent. I really like her take on "The Three Little Pigs." I would have loved to have had this book when I did a fractured fairy tales program during the summer reading program this year. I'll be adding Huff & Puff to my "Three Little Pigs" book list. The illustrat [...]

    10. Mary

      The story of the Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf is one that is often familiar to children. Huff & Puff by Claudia Rueda is a very simple retelling of this story; the sentences are short and repetitive and appealing to young children or beginning readers. There is just enough detail in the pictures to foreshadow the Surprise! ending. In this story, each pig builds a house, the wolf huffs and puffs . and then the story moves immediately to the next pig. This book is a very light presentation [...]

    11. Homewood Public Library

      Everyone knows the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. In Claudia Rueda’s new picture book, Huff & Puff: Can You Blow Down the Houses of the Three Little Pigs, this classic childhood story gets a new twist. With simple texts and sketch illustrations, Huff & Puff is a great way to introduce your toddlers to this classic tale. Rueda does add her own spin though. The reader is the wolf! That’s right. After each pig is introduced there is a cut out in the book with the t [...]

    12. Heidi-Marie

      This just screams to be read in Toddler Storytime. We always try to get the kids to be the wolf with the huffing and puffing. This one intends the reader to be the wolf and has a light, happy ending perfect for toddlers. So fun. In a lap-read or read-alone, the reader may also pick up on the subtle hints on each page of what is coming in the end.9/16/13: This went quite well with the Movement storytime crowd, which tends to be more toddler for me. They loved huffing and puffing along. And they l [...]

    13. Judith

      Everyone knows the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. In Claudia Rueda’s new picture book, Huff and Puff: Can You Blow Down the Houses of the Three Little Pigs, this classic childhood story gets a new twist. With simple texts and sketch illustrations, Huff and Puff is a great way to introduce your toddlers to this classic tale. Rueda does add her own spin though. The reader is the wolf! That’s right. After each pig is introduced there is a cut out in the book with the text [...]

    14. PamPage

      Children will enjoy the "huffing & puffing" they can do throughout this book. I think I would like this book more if attention had been given to the placement of the holes for blowing through. A view of the next page is a random part of a picture and the page after the hole sometimes has partial text you can see. I am not sure if children will notice this but I found it strange. Nice traditional storyline with super cute pigs!

    15. Rachel

      My son loved this book, just like I thought he would, as it is interactive. It is a very simply done version of “The Three Little Pigs” story with a twist ending. The interactive part is the kids getting to help the wolf huff and puff through a die-cut hole in the center of the page. Instead of eating the pigs or trying to at least, the wolf blows out his birthday candles on the cake the pigs baked him. Everyone is happy after eating the cake. Recommended for ages 3-6, 3 stars.

    16. sarah

      I really wanted to love this book, since Let's Play in the Forest While the Wolf is Not Around is an absolutely perfect story time book. But those die-cut holes are so distracting, especially at the end of the book when you can see the text from the previous spread. I just can't bring myself to share this with emerging readers, because it would really distract from the "real" text. Just bad book design, I guess.

    17. Ina

      This is a very engaging and interactive retelling of TheThree Little Pigs The simple text introduces the reader to first pig, second pig, and third pig. As each pig builds his house along comes "one wolf huffing and puffing" and the next page is set up for the kids to be the wolf and "Huff & Puff." My storytime audience loved this. Unhappy pigs and a surprise ending add to the fun. Great read aloud!

    18. Marcie

      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!

    19. Maggie KutsBorg

      This boring and completely de-fanged version of The Three Little Pigs has the most pointless die-cuts I've ever seen; thoughtless placement means the holes reveal partial images and partial words that make no sense and create no beauty, before or after the page turn. I think the idea is for the children to huff and puff and try, through the tiny die-cut holes, to blow down the pigs' respective houses: but why? Most of the text is in sentence fragments and the art is serviceable at best.

    20. Kate

      Good, not great. I love the simplicity of the book and interactive element (there are little holes the children huff and puff through in order to blow the houses down); this would work particularly well in a one on one lap read situation but might be more confusing in a group. The text/picture ratio is also perfect for a read aloud twist is added to the endbut the twist could stand to be more interesting and make more sense.

    21. Julia Cable

      I thought that this book was a great book for children just starting to read bigger picture books. It simplifies a classic fairytale into very easy steps so the children know exactly what is going on and leaves on a happy note. The sentences, while very short, still did not have enough character for me. Anyone besides a beginner reader would find it very boring, but I believe it served it's intended audience well!

    22. Miss Sarah

      A cute take on the three little pigs where here the world gets a surprise in the end when he meets the third pig. Liked readers could huff and puff and this was simple enough for toddlers.

    23. Roben

      A delightful, interactive introduction to the Three Little Pigs! Can you help blow the house down? Just huff and puff!I would agree with other reviewers that I found the die cut holes a bit distracting when you can see letters from other words peeking through but I think that could be resolved for story times.

    24. Rebecca Ann

      This is fairly classic telling of the three little pigs. It uses pictures to tell most of the story, with only a simple sentence on each page. Children will probably enjoy filling in the details for you. The ending has a happy twist, and you never see the scary wolf. You could probably read this to a Pre-K audience. Very cute illustrations!

    25. Kristen

      Simple, simple retelling of 3 Little Pigs. The "Huff & puff" pages encourage reader interaction, which makes this fun for storytimes, but there's a weird printing issue where the hole on the puff pages then lines up to show word fragments when the page is turned. Distracting to see "Third pig is happy" and a little "ffing" showing through from the previous page. Hm.

    26. Margaret Chind

      This is the most fun I have ever had reading and sharing a version of the three little pigs. This is a unique and fun interactive edition with an ending with a twist. Fabulous for a one on one read. (Hint, it's a good birthday storytime read too!) The illustrations are simple, but textured. Words to read aloud are a plenty. Just be prepared this is no a quiet read. *Thanks to Abrams*

    27. Lorna

      A fun spin on the three little pigs. Cute illustrations with cut outs and minimal but effective text. Probably best appreciated by those familiar with the original story so that they get the twist.

    28. Great Books

      The giggles just won't stop as the Big Bag Wolf (your child) goes "HUFF & PUFF" through cut-out holes to blow down those piggies' houses. A surprise ending will delight. Great interactive fun! Reviewer #7

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