A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book
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’smuch 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.
"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"--
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Cats, Toys
Series Title: ALA Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: David Wiesner
Street Date: October 1, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-3420