Mr. Wuffles! / David Wiesner.

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      2014 ALA Notable Children's Books List
      Caldecott Honor book, 2014.
    • Other Titles:
      Mister Wuffles!
    • ISBN:
      9780618756612 (hardcover)
      0618756612 (hardcover)
    • Accession Number:
      2012046025
    • Accession Number:
      ocn858777860
      858777860
    • Accession Number:
      fay.464690
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WIESNER, D. Mr. Wuffles! [s. l.]: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. ISBN 9780618756612. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464690. Acesso em: 10 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Wiesner D. Mr. Wuffles! Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464690. Accessed July 10, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Wiesner D. Mr. Wuffles! Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2013. Accessed July 10, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464690
    • APA:
      Wiesner, D. (2013). Mr. Wuffles! Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Wiesner, David. 2013. Mr. Wuffles! Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464690.
    • Harvard:
      Wiesner, D. (2013) Mr. Wuffles! Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464690 (Accessed: 10 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Wiesner, D 2013, Mr. Wuffles!, Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, viewed 10 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Wiesner, David. Mr. Wuffles! Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464690.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Wiesner, David. Mr. Wuffles! Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464690.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Wiesner D. Mr. Wuffles! [Internet]. Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2013 [cited 2020 Jul 10]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464690

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2013 September #1

*Starred Review* Once again Wiesner dips into his irrepressible imagination to deliver a mostly wordless conceptual picture book where the mundane and the magical collide. Mr. Wuffles, an aloof, perspicacious black cat, takes no interest in his playthings, save one peculiar toy that looks something like a hobnail tea strainer. Closer inspection, like only Wiesner can provide, reveals that it is a miniature alien spacecraft experiencing mechanical trouble. Its little green passengers evade Mr. Wuffles and retreat to a hole beneath the radiator, where they discover a series of "cave paintings" immortalizing battles between the cat and troops of ants and ladybugs. The aliens and the bugs join forces and, speaking in rectangular pictographic word balloons (that some readers will thrill to decipher), hatch a plan to repair the spaceship, foil the feline, and return home. The drama plays out across long, low panels full of kinetic energy and comic detail, all captured in the artist's careful watercolor renderings. In the end, the mission is successful and the aliens escape, but not without leaving behind a few reminders of their visit and an updated record of the epic conflict on the inner wall. Wiesner's many fans will delight at poring over the detailed account of this master plan, again and again, discovering something new with each successive reading. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Wiesner is a three-time Caldecott winner. Three. Fans will be ready to pounce. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Spring

Cat Mr. Wuffles toys with a tiny spaceship. Inside, the little green creatures regroup. Helped by a ladybug, they flee to the space under a radiator, which harbors a thriving insect civilization. Friendship ensues, food and technology are shared, repairs are made, and the cat is foiled. This exemplary almost-wordless book incorporates the delights of Borrowers-style innovations, quintessential cat behavior, and Wiesner's exquisite art.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2013 #5

Is anything so fraught with potential energy as a stalking cat, or as relaxed as a bored one? Mr. Wuffles disdains all the playthings he's offered -- until, amongst scorned balls and catnip mice, he spies a small spaceship and, entranced, toys with it for a page of dramatically paced frames. A page turn reveals tiny, green-skinned creatures within, upended, regrouping, puzzling over how to repair the damage. Helped by a cat-diverting ladybug, they flee to the space under a radiator, which harbors a thriving insect civilization complete with wall paintings of ants and ladybugs confronting fearsome cats. Despite the language barrier (both the aliens' and the bugs' speech are cleverly represented in non-alphabetic speech bubbles), the aliens establish communication with the ants by adding pictures of their recent troubles to the wall. Friendship ensues, food and technology are shared, repairs are made, and the cat is foiled with a heroic escape engineered by insects and green folk working together. This exemplary Wiesnerian blend of ordinary and extraordinary incorporates the delights of Borrowers-style innovations, quintessential cat behavior, and Wiesner's own exquisitely fashioned art. Moving from the here-and-now to the what-if, he defines points of view with such devices as angled sightlines and wallpaper stripes, and the benignly graceful folds of the little green people's robes -- not to mention black Mr. Wuffles, sweet puss or terror depending on your point of view. Since this is pretty much wordless, it takes some poring over to decode the action and its potent, neatly understated message. It's well worth it. joanna rudge long Copyright 2013 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2013 July #3

Mr. Wuffles, a handsome black cat with white paws and an arrogant air, couldn't care less about the many toys purchased for his amusement. But he homes in on a metal object (imagine two doll-size colanders soldered shut), imperiling the tiny green aliens inside. Mr. Wuffles bats their spaceship about playfully, damaging it, and in a daring move, the aliens break for safety under the radiator. Wiesner constructs his story in a mix of full spreads and comics-style panels. Though the artwork, done in watercolor and India ink, is superbly colored and composed, the most inventive aspect of the story may be the hieroglyphic language the three-time Caldecott Medalist has invented for his aliens: this is a nearly wordless book full of dialogue no one (excepting maybe Wiesner) will know how to speak aloud. The aliens succeed in befriending the insects that live within the walls of the house, and together they concoct a plan to outwit Mr. Wuffles—yes, humans aren't even a factor in this story of extraterrestrial first contact. Wiesner once again produces a fantasy adventure that isn't like anything else around. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)

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