FLUFFY STRIKES BACK by Ashley Spires

FLUFFY STRIKES BACK

From the "P.U.R.S.T. " series, volume 1
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Age Range: 7 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel saves unsuspecting humans from aliens daily. How do they do it?

Large white puss Sgt. Fluffy Vandermere is in charge of P.U.R.S.T., the secret organization of pets whose purpose it is to keep their humans safe from alien (i.e. insect) attack. Click is Fluffy’s “right-hand cat.” She relays all the pertinent information to him and oversees the operations of their secret base (far beneath the sandbox). Fluffy used to be a crack operative, smooshing bugs and saving humans; but years behind a desk have made him a bit flabby. When an urgent message arrives warning of imminent attack, Fluffy springs into action. But the evil insects take over the base. Retreating to his secret bunker with only Click and guinea pig engineer Darryl, can Sgt. Fluffy retake his base of operations and oust the insectile incursion? Spires expands her Binky the Space Cat series with this gift to fans (and all lovers of funny comics). The silly and sly spy jinks unfold entirely in narration blocks laid out between her graphic panels; dialogue consists of animal vocalizations (“Murp?!”; “Mee mew”) that are surprisingly expressive. Muted colors show digitally stylized, serious felines (now accompanied by other species of pets) saving the world one bug—er, alien at a time.

This spinoff series opener is a must for Binky’s legions of faithful feline fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-77138-127-7
Page count: 72pp
Publisher: Kids Can
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2016




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