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The Huffalots

The Huffalots
Eve Coy By (author)
Eve Coy Illustrated by
9781728415796
$23.99
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2020/09/01
Andersen Press USA

Limited ***

10.3 X 9.8 in
32 pg


JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / Daily Activities
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings


Description

When Mom wakes up her Huffalots, nothing is right—they don't like their clothes, their breakfast is yucky, and they just don't like each other. When one of them trips, the other offers a hug, and they magically transform into Huffalittles, then Lovealittles, and finally—with a big cuddle—they become Lovealots. But it's been a long day and Mom is now grumpy and tired. Good thing the Lovealots know exactly what to do . . .

A gorgeous picture book that explores how moods change through the day and what we can do to help others feel better.


Reviews

"When Mum wakes her children, she finds that little Huffalots have replaced them.

Mornings are hard. The kids don't want to get up, but they don't want to stay in bed. They don't want to get dressed, but they don't want to stay in their nightclothes either. And without a doubt, 'they don't like each other.' There is a way to handle Huffalots, though, and it starts with breakfast. Slowly, with a bit of help from each other, the two little Huffalots become Huffalittles and eventually Lovealots. They play delightedly together and give each other flowers and feathers and hugs. But most importantly, they give 'lovely cuddles.' By the end of the day, Mum has exhausted herself and has become a bit of a Huffalot herself. Can the children use what they learned today to help Mum find her inner Lovealot? A soft, pastel palette and attention to detail bring to life the children's world, as they are the center of the story. The kids' faces reflect their changing feelings, going from squinty scowls to smiles to broad grins, helping young readers to identify emotions. Readers will notice the children managing their emotions and helping each other to have a good day—an empowering sight. The book's British origins show in cadence and some vocabulary choices. Family members appear White. (This book was reviewed digitally with 10.25-by-19.5-inch double-page spreads viewed at 52% of actual size.)

A sweet, quiet book to help kids learn that as fast as feelings come, they can also go."Kirkus ReviewsJournal



Author Bio

Eve Coy studied animation at Edinburgh University and then gained an MA in Children's Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. Eve was shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize for her first picture book. She lives in the Cotswolds area of England with her family.

Eve Coy studied animation at Edinburgh University and then gained an MA in Children's Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. Eve was shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize for her first picture book. She lives in the Cotswolds area of England with her family.