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Mr. Wuffles! (Caldecott Medal - Honors…

Mr. Wuffles! (Caldecott Medal - Honors Winning Title(s)) (2014)

by David Wiesner

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Mr. Wuffles has very little interest in the cat toys presented to him by his caregiver -- that is, until it turns out one "toy" spaceship has actual aliens inside! The minute travelers have to outwit the quick-footed cat to travel back home safely.

This book is almost entirely wordless, which allows young "readers" to view the illustrations and tell the story on their own. This kind of book is great for working the creative juices, interpreting art, and decoding facial expressions and body movements --- all skills just as important as learning traditional reading. A child can "read" this story on her or his own, although I would recommend that at least a first reading be done with an adult to help guide them through the process of storytelling.

The illustrations are top-notch with lots of vivid, fluid actions depicted faithfully. The author/illustrator apparently studied his own cat to get the movements right and his efforts paid off with very realistic renderings of the cat at play and at rest. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Jul 17, 2017 |
The illustrations in this book will be appealing to the children. I like how the book portrays the image of friendship with the cat and his one favorite toy, the spaceship. It also shows teamwork among the aliens, which is important for children to learn about. ( )
  veehsmith | Jun 14, 2017 |
This was a cute story about a curious cat and some scared aliens that made a brave escape and meet some helpful friends along the way. I loved how the story took the turn into the extraterrestrial, at first I didn't think it was going to be a story like that. Very fun and entertaining for children.
  Cara_M | Jun 12, 2017 |
Mr. Wuffles isn't interested in that new store bought toy. There are much more interesting things happening! He is off to play with a U,F.O. filled with tiny aliens who are at the mercy of Mr. Wuffles whims. The aliens escape the ship and run to safety where they can plan an attack, with the help of the ants, to take back their ship. Adventure abounds! This is a great story for young children and gown-up children as well. ( )
  BrindelStubbs | Jun 11, 2017 |
The story is great for talk about aliens and outer spaceships. It is also great for the discussion of the relationship between cats and ants. It is also good for enhancing the children’s vocabulary.
  vovasameh | Jun 3, 2017 |
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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.

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"Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs"--

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