Mr. Wuffles!
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Mr. Wuffles!

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A 2014 Caldecott Honor BookIn 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...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Clarion Books
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Tasha
The masterful Wiesner returns with another near-wordless picture book. Mr. Wuffles is a cat who disdains most of the toys his master gets him. Then one object gets his attention, a little metallic spaceship. But this is not a toy! It is filled with tiny aliens who are battered by being flung around by Mr. Wuffles. Their equipment is damaged and they have to leave their ship and head out looking for help. But Mr. Wuffles is close behind them and who can the aliens turn to for aid?

This is a magni...more
Dolly
Nov 08, 2013 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We love David Wiesner's books, and when I saw that he had a new book out and it featured a cat named Mr. Wuffles, I was very excited. I just knew we were in for a treat.

This nearly wordless book actually has a lot of dialogue, but it's in 'alien' and 'ant,' so we cannot actually read the words. I thought this would pose a problem as we read it aloud, but our youngest was kind enough to provide the sound effects for the different conversations. We enjoyed looking at the details in the pictures a...more
Colby Sharp
Weisneris brilliant. He's sort of like the mad scientist of picture books.
Michelle Pegram
A nearly wordless picture book, Mr. Wuffles follows the escapades of a group of aliens who are trying to repair their ship which has been damaged by the title character, a black cat. They are aided by other creatures who have been tormented by Mr. Wuffles and make a daring dash to their ship and freedom.

The images draw the reader into this world in which tiny aliens struggle to outwit a cat The space under a radiator is not just full of dust bunnies anymore. On their journey, the aliens have to...more
Kristina
Okay, so I read this children's picture book during lunch. It's adorable. Such inter-species cooperation! Mr. Wuffles is a cat who won't play with his many toys. He will only play with a tiny spaceship which really is a spaceship. The aliens' ship is damaged by Mr. Wuffles and the ants and ladybug help them to repair the ship. Meanwhile, they have a sort of impromptu party (cheezits!) and take group pictures. In the end, the aliens escape the curious claws of Mr. Wuffles. If you have (young) chi...more
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
Wiesner is brilliant. I knew this wouldn't be the run of the mill book and I wasn't disappointed. Now to figure out how I want to use it with students.
Genee121
Jul 07, 2014 Genee121 rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Genee121 by: Stephanie Bange
Laughing out loud! I'm beginning to believe that Wiesner has a thing for aliens because he has included them in his almost completely wordless book Mr. Wuffles! This book is adorable and intriguing. Mr. Wuffles is a finicky cat when it comes to his cat toys. Though he has numerous fun looking toys to select from, Mr. Wuffles only want to play with an object that not only looks like a spaceship but actually is a spaceship! Who in the world would have ever thought of having a spaceship full of ali...more
Molly
This is a brilliant book. And I love it as much as i love cats, books, insects and aliens. This might be the best kid's book since the Pigeon drove the bus. LMAO. What a masterpiece. I have read it ten times now and the material is still fresh. I even forced this poor kid sitting next to me on the bus to let me read it to him. He was 10 and he loved it. I gave away my copy to a friend and immediately had to get a new one. I think it needs to be a musical, I am going to get to work on that projec...more
Lauren Stoolfire
Mr. Wuffles can't be bothered with his new cat toys, but he does like playing with the little alien spaceship with the aliens still inside. The aliens manage to escape, hide, and ally themselves with the local insects to repair the damage to their ship and make their escape plan. Will the aliens be able to successfully work with the insects and will they be able to make it past Mr. Wuffles as he lies in wait?

Mr. Wuffles! is a charming nearly wordless picture book. I love Wiesner's art style and...more
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Mr. Wuffles--what a cute name! Wish I'd thought of it. Being a cat lover, of course I had to read this book, though there's not much to read here, being almost wordless. I had to laugh at the price tags on the toys. I'm sure every cat owner has spent a small fortune on toys and furniture for their cats, only to have the favorite toy become an old bottle cap, a paper clip, a straw, or something that's yours. Mr. Wuffles is, in this respect, a typical cat, preferring to play with the little alien...more
Richie Partington
Richie's Picks: MR. WUFFLES! by David Wiesner, Clarion, October 2013, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-618-75661-2

"One sweet dream, pick up the bags, and get in the limousine
Soon, we'll be away from here,
Step on the gas and wipe that tear away"
-- Lennon/McCartney, "You Never Give Me Your Money"

After reading and repeatedly re-reading it over a few days, I've been thinking obsessively about MR. WUFFLES! by David Wiesner. And what I've now decided is that MR. WUFFLES! is Wiesner's Abbey Road.

Go do an online sea...more
Kim
Hilarious.
Mr. Wuffles is very persnickety about his play toys, as much as his people try to tempt him. But one day he sees a little flying saucer lying near the stuffed mice and fishies, and his interest is piqued. Only trouble is, it's not a toy, and as he bats it around, the group of space critters inside get quite banged up. Once he moves onto other interests, they manage to exit the spacecraft and make a dash under the furnace, where they meet up with a group of ants and other tiny inhabitan...more
Peggy Tibbetts
Mr. Wuffles is a black and white cat with a lot of toys, and he’s not particularly interested in any of them. Until one day a miniature spaceship catches his eye. Come to find out the spaceship is not a toy after all. Inside, the five green aliens – which sort of look like grasshoppers dressed in robes – are terrified as Mr. Wuffles playfully bats their vessel around the room. The aliens manage to escape their damaged ship but Mr. Wuffles is onto them. Then just as he’s about to pounce, a flying...more
Barbara
Just like many of the felines with whom I share my life, Mr. Wuffles is particularly picky when it comes to toys. Despite his human companion's efforts to interest him in a series of toy mice, feathery creations, and a fish on a string, the disdainful cat could care less about them. What catches his fancy is a shiny metal spacecraft filled with aliens. Filled with close-up depictions of Mr. Wuffles keeping a watchful eye on the craft, clutching it in his paws, rolling it along the floor, and rub...more
Bea
This is a very cute book. Wiesner's illustrations are wonderful and he really knows cats. The facial expressions and body language are dead on. I laughed at the beginning when Mr. Wuffles walks past his toys, ignoring them. My cat has little interest in store-bought toys, preferring ribbon, my coat's drawstrings, paper, boxes, and peacock feathers, and Mr. Wuffles appears to be the same.

As Mr. Wuffles ignores the newest toy that his human has bought him and strolls past his line of ignored toys,...more
Matt
5/5

This book's existence is proof of God. (Just kidding.)

But seriously, this book hypnotized me with unbridled Originality. Capital "O." I read it twice at the library today, and it changed my life. Again, kidding, but, shit, what a psychotically weird book. Who's mind makes up this stuff? Sci-fi meets Cats. 'Nuff said. Read it. You'll thank me.

LOL :D

5/5

MH
Samantha
A wordless picture book about a cat named Mr. Wuffles who has plenty of toys to choose from, but favors a small alien spaceship. What's extra fun about the alien spaceship is that it's real!

The aliens need to repair a broken piece of equipment and have to be sly as they sneak past Mr. Wuffles. They succeed and narrowly make it to a secret lair frequented by ants and other bugs. After befriending the bugs and repairing the broken piece of equipment their mission becomes getting back to the space...more
Lisa
Liked it more than I thought I would! Good wordless book for little ones to use their imagination in story telling.
RH Walters
A clever story of escape and friendship that may cause you to spontaneously speak Ant and Alien.
Cristina Zamarron

As you can tell from the title this story it is clever and funny from the moment you see the cover. Mr. Wuffles is a humorous book that does have unique dialogue in it that is spoken by one of the characters from the book: the aliens. It is formatted like a comic book strip. The attitude of the cat is seen right through this book the cat is sassy and reminded me of Tom from the carton show Tom and Jerry. Aliens. Cats. What a perfect combination. I loved the bright colors used in this book but es...more
Cindy Sa
This book is painted like comics books. The roles of this books made this book look like the real comic books. These setting of this book will make more and more children to become the real readers for this book. This is an horizontal book and it belongs to enhancing interaction.
This book is mainly in the color of yellow, orange and black. Thus, it is a happiness and warmth story. This book is mainly talked about a story of some aliens, a cat and all insects live in the corner like ants. The pl...more
Ben Clark
"Don't judge a book by it's cover" is maybe one of the most overused cliches in the entire world. In the case of "Mr. Wuffles," however, it's really true. When I looked at the cover of this book I thought it would be about one thing, and it turned out to be about something entirely different.

The image on the front cover depicts a mischievous-looking cat with yellow eyes staring straight at the reader, seemingly ready to pounce."Ok," I thought. "This book is obviously about how this feline will g...more
Hailey Phay
this book is centered around a cat(Mr. Wuffles) hes not a particularly play full cat its seems unless it comes to his favorite toy a UFO. well it turns out that the UFO is real and their are little tiny aliens inside, and Mr. Wuffles is damaging their space ship. The cat flings the UFO around and the aliens are tossed back and forth. finally he drops the toy and the aliens make their escape to under the dresser, while down their they meet a ladybug and some ants. the ladybug and ants give the al...more
Karin
This book made me laugh out loud. I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Wuffles, perhaps because I have a cat, but more than likely because David Wiesner does such a fabulous job of depicting what happens to an object once it has become desirable to a feline. The illustrations are delightful as they tell a tale of woe by five alien creatures whose space ship was damaged by the playful Mr. Wuffles. They form an unlikely alliance with ants and lady-bugs who have also been terrorized by the indomitable black ca...more
David Turner
I really enjoyed reading Mr. Wuffles! It was a very imaginative book and one of the things I liked most about the book was how it reminded me a little bit of Tom and Jerry. Growing up one of my favorite shows was always the famed battling cat and mouse, Tom and Jerry. Much like Tom and Jerry, Mr. Wuffles does not use language in the traditional English sense. While Tom and Jerry was accompanied by music, Mr. Wuffles is full of a wonderful "alien" language throughout the book. Reading/viewing th...more
Christa
Fun, fanciful.
Mike
Our brave adventurers have made landfall on a strange new planet. As they prepare to leave their ship, they are attacked by a ferocious beast - a house cat called Mr. Wuffles.

When Mr. Wuffles tires of his new plaything, discarding the smoking ship among his other toys, the crew discovers that they can't repair their broken ship. They must go out and search for help to repair their damaged drive.

They make their way through Mr. Wuffles' house, finding shelter behind the radiator. There they discov...more
Laurie
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Samantha Holler
Mr. Wuffles! is a wordless picture book that features a cat as the main character. Mr. Wuffles is a cat that is not interested in average kitty toys. This cat is mostly interested in a small alien ship. But there’s a twist. This small alien ship actually has real aliens inside. After the aliens are roughed around by the cat, they start to plan revenge. This picture book is truly amazing because it does not require any words to know what is going on. The words tell the entire story. From previous...more
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During David Wiesner's formative years, the last images he saw before closing his eyes at night were the books, rockets, elephant heads, clocks, and magnifying glasses that decorated the wallpaper of his room. Perhaps it was this decor which awakened his creativity and gave it the dreamlike, imaginative quality so often found in his work.

As a child growing up in suburban New Jersey, Wiesner re-cre...more
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