Mr. Wuffles!

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In 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 aliens are in deep trouble.

When the space visitors dodge the cat and take shelter behind the radiator to repair the damage, they make a host of insect friends. The result? A humorous exploration of cooperation between aliens and insects, and of the universal nature of communication involving symbols, “cave” paintings, and gestures of friendship.

A Caldecott Honor book.

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About the author

David Wiesner is internationally renowned for his visual storytelling and has won the Caldecott Medal three times—for Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsam—the second person in history to do so. He is also the recipient of three Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall, Sector 7, and Mr. Wuffles. He lives near Philadelphia with his family. www.hmhbooks.com/wiesner 

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Oct 1, 2013
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Pages
32
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ISBN
9780544151475
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Cats
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
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