REVIEW: Guff by Aaron Blabey

Published: 31st July 2017

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia

Pages: 32

Format: Hardback Picture book courtesy of the Publisher

RRP: $16.99

4/5 Stars

This is my Guff.
He’s really nice.
I’ve known him since I was little.
And I still know him even now I’m big

A funny and delightful picture book for anyone who’s ever had a little fabric friend.

From the award-winning and best-selling author, Aaron Blabey.

Aaron Blabey is arguably one of Australia’s most loved authors/illustrations of his generation. No matter what bookshop you walk into there will always be people hunting down his latest picture books and Young readers series and with good reason; no one does books like Aaron Blabey.

Guff is Blabey’s most recent release and it’s set to bring a smile to boys and girls of all ages.

Guff is the story about a much beloved fabric toy that is carted around everywhere with it’s owner. It’s a narrative about everlasting love, childhood and the way in which a child overlooks appearances of objects to see the heart of the object no matter the crisis. In this story, Guff is the child’s security blanket. Her armor against the world.

I think just about everyone can relate to this book. For ‘Guff’s come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. For me personally, my ‘Guff’ would be a Cabbage Patch doll that I still have to do this day and I remember quite fondly carrying her around everywhere I went.

I absolutely adore this picture book. In very little words and sparse illustrations, Aaron Blabey has proven yet again while he is a number one best selling author/illustrator. The narrative itself is simply, but relatable and I defy anyone not to love Guff.

To learn more about Aaron Blabey, visit the following social media sites:

Aaron Blabey’s Website | Penguin Books Australia | Goodreads | Facebook

To purchase a copy of GUFF, visit the following onlines retailers:

Penguin Books Australia | Booktopia | Dymocks | QBD | Angus & Robertson’s Bookworld | Kinokuniya AUstralia |

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