FLUFFYWUFFY by Simon Puttock

FLUFFYWUFFY

by ; illustrated by
Age Range: 5 - 7
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Fluffywuffy is a perfectly nice white longhaired dog with a red-and-white polka-dot hair bow.

The dog shares Mr. Moot’s penchant for quiet, and not a bark or a yip comes from him. When Cousin Clarence, an outsize character in a yellow-and-brown plaid ensemble and a large hat, shows up unexpectedly for a visit of undetermined length, the pet continues to maintain silence. The visitor soon proves to be quite a trial. Clarence likes to make noise while Mr. Moot, a small man with a black brushy mustache, and Fluffywuffy (and a pink teddy) try to sleep. One night, Clarence plays the drums. The next night, he sets up a workshop, complete with rotary saw, and explains, “I just get the urge to make something.” On the third night, he constructs an indoor racecourse and rides around on a motorbike. Mr. Moot is complacent enough to accept his cousin’s odd behavior, but is Fluffywuffy? The mixed-media illustrations have plenty of engaging, amusing details, and Cousin Clarence is a hoot, but this British import has a grisly implied ending. Although Mr. Moot seems oblivious to Clarence’s fate, astute viewers will get the visual clues. Both Mr. Moot and Clarence seem to be white.

A cautionary tale about creating too much noise that involves the abrupt disappearance of a human being. Humorous or macabre? That is the question. (Picture book. 5-7)

Pub Date: April 15th, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-84780-871-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2018




MORE BY SIMON PUTTOCK

ChildrenMOUSE'S FIRST NIGHT AT MOONLIGHT SCHOOL by Simon Puttock
by Simon Puttock
ChildrenTHE BABY THAT ROARED by Simon Puttock
by Simon Puttock
ChildrenYOURS TRULY, LOUISA by Simon Puttock
by Simon Puttock

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenART DOG by Thacher Hurd
by Thacher Hurd
ChildrenARCHIE by Domenica More Gordon
by Domenica More Gordon
ChildrenTHE GREAT GRACIE CHASE by Cynthia Rylant
by Cynthia Rylant