Friendship is hard for Fluffy, a kitten so precious that anyone who looks at her explodes!
Meet Fluffy—an adorable kitten. So adorable, in fact, that anyone who sees her will spontaneously explode into balls of sparkles and fireworks. KABOOM! Poof.
Poor Fluffy doesn’t want anyone to get hurt, but everything she tries, even a bad haircut, just makes her cuter! So Fluffy runs away someplace no one can find her. Find out if there’s any hope for Fluffy in this funny and subversive story about self-acceptance and finding friendship in unlikely places.
Stephen W. Martin is a writer on Netflix’s Emmy-nominated Trash Truck along with Frederator’s Bravest Warriors. Stephen is also the author of several picture books, including Charlotte and the Rock, Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion, and I Can’t Draw. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog. Visit him at Stephen-W-Martin.com.
Dan Tavis is illustrator living in New Hampshire. He has been doodling ever since his first math class in elementary school! He is the illustrator of Common Critters and Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion, among other projects. Learn more at DanTavis.com.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (November 2, 2021)
Length: 40 pages
Grades: P - 3
Ages: 4 - 8
Lexile ® AD530L
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* "Tavis’s explosion-filled illustrations, a smartly paced combination of snapshot vignettes and full spreads, portray Fluffy’s travails with comic deftness, assuring readers that her effect on others is all in good, albeit cracked, fun. And it’s a tribute to the authors’ storytelling skills that audiences will also be rooting for Fluffy’s happiness...Readers newly flexing their sense of transgressive humor should get a real bang out of this."
– Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "A seriously funny and delightfully nonlethal outing."