Fluffy Strikes Back

Ashley Spires
Ashley Spires

Fluffy Vandermere, the cat sergeant in charge of P.U.R.S.T. (Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel), works tirelessly to protect the world from alien (aka bug) domination. It's a big job. “The whole planet is Fluffy's space station. All the people in the world are his humans. And every space pet out there is his responsibility.” Now, suddenly and without warning, Fluffy discovers P.U.R.S.T. headquarters, the most secure building in the world, is under attack by an angry swarm of insects, and they're armed with every cat's worst nightmare --- spray bottles! Warding off this level of terrifying invasion will require cunning, skill, ingenuity and the ability to move quickly. Fluffy's been out of the field and at his desk job for quite some time now --- is he up to this massive challenge? You bet he is!

This hysterical graphic novel by talented artist Ashley Spires is a spin-off from her successful Binky Adventure series (Binky is a member of P.U.R.S.T.). Just as in the Binky books, dry wit and slapstick humor abound here as the animals oh-so-seriously go about their jobs --- with the occasional bathroom break, of course. The artwork, presented in many images per page, deftly conveys loads of action, emotional drama and physical comedy. This is a perfect book for emerging readers who are looking for something more challenging than a picture book that doesn't have too much text. The irresistible Fluffy also does a terrific job of showcasing lessons on the character attributes of individual responsibility, determination and courage.

978-1-77138-127-7 | Apr 1, 2016
List Price: USD $15.95, CAD $16.95
4-color 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 72 pages
Grades: 2 To 5 / Ages: 7 to 10
978-1-77138-133-8 | Apr 1, 2016
List Price: USD $8.99, CAD $9.99
4-color 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 72 pages
Grades: 2 To 5 / Ages: 7 to 10
978-1-77138-684-5 | Apr 1, 2016
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

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Awards & Reviews

“This spinoff series opener is a must for Binky's legions of faithful feline fans.”
— Kirkus Reviews, January 2016
“An appealing and fun introduction for emerging graphic novel fans.”
— School Library Journal, February 2016
“Humor, action, and sound effects (Kapow!, Sploosh!, Ploop!) permeate the pages of this graphic novel for young readers ...”
— Booklist, March 2016
“... square captions of short prose guide readers through the story using a narrative voice that is consistently kind, friendly, and explanatory - all while maintaining the humour.”
— Quill & Quire, April 2016
“... a well-organized graphic novel as the plot flows naturally from one scene to the next within frames manipulated in various sizes and shapes.”
— CM Magazine, September 2016
2018 - Chocolate Lily Book Award, Chapter Book Category, Short-listed
2018 - Hackmatack Children's Choice Award, Winner
2017 - 2017/2018 Children's Book Award, Hackmatack, Short-listed
2017 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College, Winner
2016 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, starred, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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