Author/Illustrator: Heidi McKinnon
Published: July 2022
Publisher: Allen and Unwin
Readership: Children’s Picturebook
I received a copy of Floof from the publishers for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
An irresistible new picture book from the bestselling and internationally acclaimed creator of I Just Ate My Friend and There’s No Such Thing.
Floof is floofy.
Floof is VERY floofy.
Floof is the FLOOFIEST!
Floof is going to have a very busy day…
A book to delight anyone who has ever loved a ridiculous furball.
Sometimes I go to picture books for deep, complex stories that have something to teach us about the world, and other times I see a cover and instinctively know that the book is going to just be a great time. Case in point: Floof by Heidi McKinnon, which has one of the most endearing covers of a picturebook I’ve seen in a long time.
Floof is a kitty, who is sweet and adorable and loves to do things all day long. Even if they occasionally get caught up in a little bit of mischief! One of the descriptions I saw for Floof was that Floof is “the world’s most adorable, chaotic cat” and that’s a pretty apt description.
This is definitely a book for cat lovers (and pet lovers) who see all the ridiculous things their pets get up to and love them all the more for it. It’s a great story to read aloud with young children – it uses simple sentences to convey it’s written message, and cute and entertaining images to add in all the other details. (Teachers, this would be a great one to show just the illustrations first and have your students talk about what’s happening before reading.)
You can tell this book has been written to entertain and bring smiles to people’s faces, and there’s something beautiful about that.