WIESNER, David. Mr.
Wuffles. Boston: Clarion Books, 2013. Oblong 4to, pp. Color
pictorial boards. Dark grey endpapers; color illustrations on every page. A
fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (without medal affixed). Signed
by the author, three-time Caldecott Medalist, David Wiesner.
edition. 2014 Caldecott Honor Book. In a near wordless masterpiece that
could only have been devised by three-time Caldecott Medalist 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 tiny spaceship full of live 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.
Wiesner’s third Caldecott Honor Medal.