By Houghton Mifflin

Reviewed for First Grade, 2013

Mr. Wuffles!

Much to the Wuffles’ dismay, their darling cat, Mr. Wuffles, is profoundly disinterested with the wide variety of toys they offer up for his amusement. Unbeknownst to his family, Mr. Wuffles has discovered something far more interesting than your average squeaky mouse or tangled ball of yarn. This new distraction is otherworldly, and completely invisible to the casual observer. But nothing gets past Mr. Wuffles. Perfect for the most imaginative of children and adults, this book challenges the reader to create his own story using the graphic novel-esque images as a guide. It’s sure to spark your kid’s creative thinking abilities, and he’ll have fun making sense of mysterious symbols on the fly, deciphering utterly foreign languages. You’ll be left wondering about all of the unseen worlds that lie just beyond our reach. (Clarion Books, $10.79)