Mr Huff by Anna Walker

$ 24.95
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SKU: ISBN_9780670078042
Award-winning and much-loved author and illustrator Anna Walker gives us a gentle, poignant, affirming and wise picture book sure to delight all ages. Mr. Huff is a story about the clouds and the sunshine in each of our lives.
 
 Back to: 5-8 years

Bill is having a bad day.
Mr. Huff is following him around and making everything seem difficult. 
Bill tries to get rid of him, but Mr. Huff just gets bigger and bigger!
Then they both stop, and a surprising thing happens . . .

A story about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders.

"We all know, most especially kids, what it's like to feel lost, lonely and blue. This book, for me, highlights the importance of teaching children to be positive, to make active choices to look for the beauty in life, to appreciate. This is not a given way to be--it's something we must learn, and I love how Bill learns to make peace with his occasional bad mood or blue day, to embrace it and allow the sunshine in.
Touches of humour, Walker's utterly charming, soul-charged illustrations, a strong character, and emotional depth, make this a beautifully-rounded creation. Sure to become a modern day classic."

- www.kids-bookreview.com

Additional Details:

  • Format - Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Dimension - 28.1 x 24.6 x 1 cm
  • Winner of the 2016 Children's Book Council Early Childhood Award

 

About the Author and Illustrator

Based in Melbourne, Anna Walker writes and illustrates children's books. Her charming studio is shared with a printmaker, Rosy the lamp, a few friendly plants, and knitted, woolly creatures.

Working with pencil, ink, and collage, Anna develops her characters and enjoys spending time with them before they venture out into the world. Her illustrations are inspired by the everyday details of life and the amusing antics of her menagerie.