In a near wordless masterpiece that could only have been devised by David Wiesner, a cat named Mr. Wuffles doesn't care about toy mice or toy goldfish. He’s much more interested in playing with a little spaceship full of actual aliens—but the ship wasn't designed for this kind of rough treatment.... show more
In a near wordless masterpiece that could only have been devised by David Wiesner, a cat named Mr. Wuffles doesn't care about toy mice or toy goldfish. He’s much more interested in playing with a little spaceship full of actual aliens—but the ship wasn't designed for this kind of rough treatment. Between motion sickness and damaged equipment, the aliens are in deep trouble. When the space visitors dodge the cat and take shelter behind the radiator to repair the damage, they make a host of insect friends. The result? A humorous exploration of cooperation between aliens and insects, and of the universal nature of communication involving symbols, “cave” paintings, and gestures of friendship.
Publish date: October 1st 2013
Publisher: Clarion Books
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
Written and illustrated by David Wiesner Mr. Wuffles is an unimpressed black and white cat who is very selective about his toys. One day, a tiny spaceship lands in a pile of his rejected toys and Mr. Wuffles takes an immediate interest in it, batting the spaceship around and shaking up the poor al...
Wiesner is astounding. Mr. Wuffles is hyper-realistic, just amazing to look at, so vivid on the page. Wow. And also, it's an amusing little story. But that cat! We have an enormous jellicle cat that resembles Wiesner's and I am in awe of every picture. Even if you hate picture books, even if cats gi...
In Mr. Wuffles, the titular housecat finds a fully-functional miniscule spaceship--complete with extraterrestrial lifeforms inside--among his toys. With the kitty eager to play with his new, most intriguing toy, the aliens must band together with the other unwelcome guests in the household--the ants...
10/13/13 ** I really need to sit down and read this book with a fourth grader! I know that I missed many of the nuances in the illustrations! Have fun. :)http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/57036-first-look-mr-wuffles.html
I'm going to have to buy this book and shelve it alongside [b:Tuesday|97860|Tuesday|David Wiesner|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1328870556s/97860.jpg|3036058], my former favorite Weisner book. This one gives that one a run for its money mainly because it explains SO much of what goes o...