Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Tish Rabe
Illustrator: Gill Guile
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Huff and Puff Have Too Much Stuff! is about Huff the engine and Puff the caboose, two train cars. They push and pull train cars full of stuff. Little rabbits help them collect items to fill their train cars with. When Huff and Puff can’t quite make it over a hill, they realize they have too much stuff! They come across Farmer Fluff, who happens to need things for his farm and animals to fill his barn. The trains have each other and that’s enough, so they don’t need stuff!
This book has vivid illustrations that children will enjoy. Rhyming words are included throughout this book, which make the text easier for beginning readers. This book is also great for parents to read to emergent readers. Children can gather clues from the illustrations to decode the text. This book includes messages of the importance of problem solving, working together, and friendship. Children can think about the stuff that they own and learn about having too much versus having just enough to be happy.