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A near wordless masterpiece about a cat named Mr Wuffles that could only have been devised by Caldecott Medal winning David Wiesner.

Mr Wuffles ignores all the toys people buy for him. He's not lazy, he's just very picky. Now Mr Wuffles has the perfect toy and he's ready to play. But it's not really a toy at all. It's something much more interesting . . .

'Expertly imagined, composed, drawn and coloured, this is Wiesner at his best' - Kirkus (Starred Review)


Wiesner's dialogue and illustrations are clever, whimsical and sophisticated.

New York Times, Book Review

Brilliantly original

Anna Carey, Irish Times

Rich imaginative detail makes you revisit each page again and again. . . Perfect for schools and curious-minded children.

Vanessa Lewis, Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller

Expertly imagined, composed, drawn and colored, this is Wiesner at his best.

Kirkus (Starred Review)

A cat story with a difference! Stunning illustrations celebrate imaginative play.

Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading

This wonderful, almost wordless, picture book is full of dramatic visual storytelling . . . A joy to share and discuss

Joy Court, librarian, Reading Zone

Once again Wiesner dips into his impressible imagination to deliver a mostly wordless conceptual picture book where the mundane and the magical collide

Booklist, starred review

Visual storytelling at its best

School Library Journal, starred review

The award-winning Wiesner (his trophy collection would make Meryl Streep blush) is a master of the form, a magical realist who makes the commonplace seem suddenly more interesting

The Atlantic Wire

Witty, brilliantly imaginative

Books for Keeps

Wiesner's dialogue and illustrations are clever, whimsical and sophisticated.

New York Times, Book Review



This near wordless masterpiece is completely absorbing… Ingenious.

Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub

A nice precursor to comic books

Little Booktastic blog

Bold and unusual. A great way to stimulate discussion.

Parents in Touch

The detailed illustrations and comic style are the perfect way to encourage children to use their imagination.

Parents in Touch

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    November 3, 2014


    32 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Mr Wuffles!
    David Wiesner



    November 28, 2014

    Andersen Digital

    32 pages

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    • eBooks

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