Friday, April 7, 2017

PPBF: Mr. Wuffles!

 


Today's Perfect Picture Book Friday pick


Caldecott honor book, Mr. Wuffles!
Mr. Wuffles!
Written and illustrated by David Wiesner

Clarion, 2013, Ages 2-9


Themes:
Animals, Aliens, Wordless


Opening:
Since this is wordless, I've included two illustrations from the beginning of the book.
Mr. Wuffles and his toys

Hmm. That's an interesting cat toy.

Synopsis:
One day Mr. Wuffles, the cat, discovers an unusual new toy among his playthings, a tiny spaceship complete with a tiny alien crew. The aliens will need to find allies if they are going to escape the cat, repair their ship, and make it back to their home planet safely.


What I Love:
Gorgeous illustrations, a language code, superb comic-panel storytelling, a humorous plot, and an adorable, life-like cat character make this one of my favorite of Wiesner's many creations.


Bonus: 
1. David Wiesner introduces his nearly wordless creation and Cricket, the model for the feline hero.


2. Smart Books For Smart Kids interviewed David about Mr. Wuffles! and his picture book process. Plus, five questions for the illustrator from The Horn Book.

3. Crack the alien language code on David's blog.

4. Check out these and more related Perfect Picture Books at your local library.

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Have you reviewed a Perfect Picture Book along this theme? Please leave the link in the comments below. Thanks!

Check out all the recommended titles for Perfect Picture Book Friday
for Friday, April 7, 2017 available on Susanna Leonard Hill's blog.

7 comments:

  1. I love David Wiesner's work & this is a great one to share. I also love your links to other books.

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    1. Thanks. I was surprised it hadn't made it onto the list yet.

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  2. I have this book on my shelves, Joanne...it is so way out there...and so clever. Great review...and I love the links to other books.

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    1. Oops...forget to leave the link: https://viviankirkfield.com/2017/04/07/perfect-picture-book-friday-little-red-rolls-away-plus-giveaway/

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    2. Excellent suggestion. Thanks, Vivian!

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  3. Very clever and great illustrations. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It's a fun book for kids to explore. Sometimes we breeze through wordless books, but this one has a lot of sticking power. Thanks.

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Thank-you for taking time to share your thoughts!