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Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion

Illustrated by Dan Tavis

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.

Photograph (c) Alan Mamari

Stephen W. Martin is a writer on Frederator’s Bravest Warriors and the writer and director of many acclaimed short films. Stephen is also the author of several picture books, including Charlotte and the Rock and Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion. He currently works as a story editor in film and comic books and lives with his wife in Los Angeles. Visit him at 

Photograph courtesy of the author

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

* "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." 

– Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

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