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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 . . .

Cloudy with a chance of rain... Bill has a bad feeling about the day. Something is following him and making him feel sad. Will Bill ever feel the sunshine again?

Mr Huff is a gentle, poignant and accessible story about dealing with difficult emotions. Written, illustrated AND read by the enormously talented Anna Walker, we follow Bill as he struggles to cope with his mounting worries and anxiety. Told simply, with accompanying emotionally charged and delicate illustrations, Mr Huff is sure to resonate with adults and children alike. 

The wonderfully affirming ending leaves us with a sense of hope for tomorrow. We love Anna Walker's beautiful reading and her wise words about Mr Huff: 'If you have felt the clouds when the sky is blue, this book is for you.' 

Truly a story to cherish. 

If you enjoyed this story you will be delighted to know that Anna is just the tip of the iceberg. Our stories have been read by Justine Clarke, Nick Cave, Missy Higgins, Peter Hitchener, Andy Griffiths, Sally Rippin and many more. Join now to access a library of entertaining storytellers reading quality Australian books.


What is Story Box Library?

Story Box Library is a subscription based educational website, created for Australian children to view stories by Australian authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic storytellers. It was born out of a need for Australian children to experience and make personal connections with Australian stories and voices.

Reading aloud to children, in particular by diverse and engaging storytellers, greatly improves language and literacy skills, especially in the early years of a child’s development. Sadly, studies show that many children are not read to frequently enough.

Story Box Library is committed to supporting and encouraging the practice of storytelling. It is intended for use as a complementary form of delivering the precious experience of being read aloud to, in order to improve children’s lives. We connect children with literature through the complementary medium of film providing a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday Australian storytellers - sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, with varying accents and from different cultures - each sharing past and present book titles.

Use it as a bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion in the classroom, or a read aloud model - the choice is yours. No matter what the reason for your visit to Story Box Library, we help get kids excited about reading, inspire their imaginations, and let them have fun with stories.

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