Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Huff & Puff by Claudia Rueda

Huff & Puff: Can You Blow Down the Houses of the Three Little Pigs? by Claudia Rueda

Rating: 3.5 stars

Dear Great Falls librarians,

We just wanted to apologize to you.  We so enjoyed this silly take on The Three Little Pigs that we got the book a little messy.  See, we often read books during mealtimes, and Mommy didn't realize that this was an interactive books until a few pages into the book and a few bites into lunch.  She often lacks the ability to stop when a good time is being had, despite the fact that she should be the most mature one in the group.

Mommy didn't know that we, the readers, were to assume the role of the wolf.  Therefore, after each pig built his house, we--two boys and one Mommy--were to blow through the little hole in the book with all our might.  The author taunted us by challenging us to blow harder, and we rose to the occasion.  We blew with all our might and successfully crushed the first two houses, and got frustrated by the brick on the third.  We were happy to finally stop huffing when the pigs held up a cake with candles on it, ending our game in a sweet, yummy way rather than a frustrated way.

But, since we were eating dinner...um...Ben thinks he got some guacamole on page 3 and Kiefer spat out some partially chewed bits of quesadilla near the third pig on page 9.  We did our best to clean them up.

Next time we check this out, we'll be sure to eat and THEN read.  Sorry...!

Kate, Ben, and Kiefer

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