Nip hoarding right in the bud with Margie Palatini's latest picture book Stuff. Adorably cute Edward has a lot of stuff. Too much stuff. His stuff has stuff, and his friends are tired of it. A freak accident leaves Edward trapped in his stuff where he has lots of time to play with it - and learn he misses his friends. With their help, he is able to clear out all the excess stuff and start to enjoy life. Way to go Edward!
I love that there is a book about hoarding for kids. And I doubly love that Palatini is the author; she has such a wonderful way with blunt, straight-forward text that simply and thoroughly tells the story while entertaining the reader. Jones' colorful illustrations lend just enough humor to make this a totally fun read.