Mr. Puffball: Stunt Cat to the Stars
By Constance Lombardo
Published by Katherine Tegen
There are a few universal questions that divide people firmly into two camps, because there’s really no space in between: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Chocolate or vanilla? Do you like European football, aka soccer? (Also, do you call it soccer or football?)
You could add to that list, How do you feel about cats? and Puns, yea or nay?
The answers to those final questions could very well determine your level of enjoyment of Mr Puffball: Stunt Cat to the Stars. Coupling drawings of Mr. Puffball, who is kind of a slacker-fied Garfield with big dreams, with massive doses of, well, sheer ridiculousness, the book charts Mr. Puffball’s course from his simple life in New Jersey (“…home to such famous American landmarks as my house“) through his discovery of the movies and especially his favorite actor, Mr. Gato, and on to his personal journey towards stardom in Hollywood, which isn’t as easy as he had hoped it would be.
Mr. Puffball: Stunt Cat to the Stars is a sublimely absurd tale, and an hysterically funny one at that. Not many books for kids will make them laugh genuinely, and even fewer for the market will make grown-ups laugh out loud as well, but this might just be the one to do it.
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