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Buffalo Fluffalo (Buffalo Stories)

Buffalo Fluffalo (Buffalo Stories)

Current price: $18.99
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2024
Publisher:
Random House Studio
ISBN:
9780593564530
Pages:
40
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Staff Reviews

Buffalo culture is experiencing a resurgence in recent years. From the Ken Burns Documentary “American Buffalo” and the complementary book “Blood Memory”,  to the hype factory that surrounded the University Colorado, Buffaloes football team after hiring a big-name head coach. The American Buffalo (or Bison to some) is making a comeback. Enter in this tale of self-discovery amid a time of uncertainty and loss of identity. Mr. Fluffalo is at first, just that, all fluff and no substance. His friends desperately try to convince him that they accept him for his true self and not the tough guy persona he tries to convey. On one fateful day,  all this “fluff” becomes tempered and the once intimidating beast is left vulnerable. “Buffalo Fluffalo” is a story about friendship and the importance of opening up to the world around you so you can be great in your own way. I also like the pictures.

— Alexander

I would use this in my pre-k class because (1) rhymes are silly and fun, (2) the art is fluffin’ cute, (3) it’s a conversation starter about being tough vs. being vulnerable, and (4) It’s all about friendship, love and acceptance.

Sam Roman, BookPeople, Austin, TX
January/February 2024 Kids' Indie Next List

Description

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Introducing a sweet and silly buffalo who tries to bluff and fluff his way into being bigger than he really is. This laugh-out-loud story by an Emmy-nominated comedy writer shows it’s okay to be yourself.

I’m the Buffalo Fluffalo
I heave and I huffalo
Leave me alone because
I’ve had enuffalo.

Buffalo Fluffalo arrives on the scene puffed up with self-importance. Stomping around and raising billows of dust, Buffalo Fluffalo proclaims his superiority to the other creatures—the ram, the prairie dog, and the crow—who just want to be his friend. So Buffalo Fluffalo, who has had enuffalo, heads off to grumble to himself. Suddenly, a rain shower pours down from the clouds and—what’s this? All of his fluffalo is a soggy mess! There Fluffalo stands, a drenched pip-squeak without his disguise. The other animals, who could see through Fluffalo’s bravado from the start, circle around to comfort him. As prairie dog says with a smile in his eyes, You’re great how you are, no matter your size.

Readers will find Buffalo Fluffalo’s insecurity endearing and will be moved to reassure him. This humorous and delightful book encourages self-acceptance with a lighthearted touch.

About the Author

Bess Kalb is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer and the bestselling author of Nobody Will Tell You This but Me, a New York Times Editor’s Choice. She wrote for eight years on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and has written for the Emmy Awards, the Academy Awards, and the 2020 Democratic National Convention. She is the head writer and executive producer of the WGA Award-nominated Yearly Departed, an Amazon Comedy Special, and is currently adapting Nobody Will Tell You This but Me into a feature film with Sight Unseen Pictures. She lives with her husband and two boys in Brooklyn. This is her debut picture book.

Erin Kraan is a children’s book illustrator, woodcutter, and printmaker. She loves the process of carving her characters into wood and seeing how their quirky and whimsical identities come to life through the ink in the prints. Erin lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Praise for Buffalo Fluffalo (Buffalo Stories)

"Fun, silly stuffalo." —Kirkus Reviews

"Wordplay, rhythm, and rhyme add greatly to the fun of sharing this picture book with children, who will enjoy chiming in on the chorus, particularly on days when they too have “had enuffalo.” Great fun for reading aloud." —Booklist

"Woodcut prints and scanned textures form the basis of Kraan’s big-eyed animated cast as well as a transformative rain that amplifies Kalb’s takeaway about inner acceptance." —Publishers Weekly

"A heartwarming tale of self-acceptance." —The Bulletin