Mr. Wuffles!

Wiesner, David

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mr. Wuffles!
"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"--

Publisher: New York :, Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2013.
ISBN: 9780618756612
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,24 x 29 cm
Alternate Title: Mister Wuffles!


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Feb 21, 2015
  • CATLIN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

David Wiesner just makes up the best tales! Love this wordless, kinda, picture book! Grade schoolers will probably get it better than little ones. But cat lovers will truly appreciate the story!

Nov 20, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In this wordless book by Wiesner, the main character is a cat named Mr. Wuffles (poor guy). He refuses to play with any of the toys his owner buys for him. But when a toy sized alien ship lands in his space, he takes an interest. Unfortunately, he damages the ship causing the aliens to disembark for repairs. They find allies among the bugs under the furniture who help the aliens regain their ship and fly home.

Wiesner's intelligence and humor show throughout this book. The illustrations are fascinating and created in a manner that tells the story without words. The use of aliens is unique.

This book is advertized for grade preschool-3. However, as with most of Wiesners books, the content is at a higher maturity level that can be understood or enjoyed for the younger children. I think grades 2-5 would be more appropriate.

Jul 14, 2014

Mr. Wuffles and David Wiesner really tested my toddler's imagination. This book is a hoot!

Apr 24, 2014
  • CRRL_CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Never has a feline been as terrifying as Mr. Wuffles. In truth, he really is just a curious housecat with a ton of playthings. The one toy that he is most interested in was not bought at the pet store. That is because it is not a toy at all.

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Apr 21, 2014
  • BUNBUN1978 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I love all the details that Wiesner adds to his picture books.

Apr 15, 2014
  • loonylovesgood rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very imaginative children's book. I love the drawings and the expressions on Mr. Wuffles's face.

Dec 18, 2013
  • 1tarheel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Pure genius.

Dec 02, 2013

Packed with fascinating details, this sophisticated yet hilarious picture book is destined for multiple re-reads. Housecat Mr. Wuffles ignores his toys in favour of playing with a tiny metal spaceship…and terrorising the miniscule green aliens within! Though the story is almost wordless - the aliens speak in pictographs that are sure to tantalise code-loving children - the beautifully rendered illustrations ably capture the momentum of the miniature battle, which ramps up as the aliens seek aid from the local insects. Will they defeat the fearsome feline? Find out in this uniquely absorbing escapade from three-time Caldecott medalist David Wiesner.

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Nov 20, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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