Monday, December 9, 2013

Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner

 Mix together Mary Norton's The Borrowers with the Toy Story movie, add a little of Shaun Tan's short story 'Eric' (from Tales from Outer Suburbia), and you will have something like David Wiesner's magical new picture book, Mr. Wuffles. Nearly wordless, and told in graphic novel format with colourful bright paintings, it is every bit as delightful as Wiesner's earlier works, such as Art & MaxFlotsam, and Tuesday.

A tiny spaceship lands in a house ruled by a cat named Mr. Wuffles. Their ship blends right in with the cat's toys, as far as the humans are concerned, but the cat is not fooled. The aliens form an alliance with the house's insect inhabitants against the dangerous cat. Three cheers for the itty bitty underdogs!

All ages.

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