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Kids Can Press: Spring 2016

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    9781771381338 Paperback / softback, Digest, , $8.95 CAD
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    Lexile measure: GN490L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA US Not for sale in: ROW
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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group Availability: In stock On Sale Date:Apr 05, 2016 Carton Quantity:44 $16.95 CAD
    $15.95 USD
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Fluffy Strikes Back
By (author): Ashley Spires Illustrated by: Ashley Spires
9781771381277 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (US) from 2 - 5 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Apr 01, 2016
$16.95 CAD
Forthcoming 6.5 x 8.5 x 0.38 in | 0.66 lb 72 pages Kids Can Press
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 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.

Ashley Spires grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the supposed stomping grounds of Bigfoot. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children, including Small Saul and the Adventures of Binky the Space Cat. She was the recipient of the 2011 Silver Birch Express Award and the 2011 Hackmatack Award for Binky the Space Cat and was shortlisted for a Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award and an Eisner Award for Binky Under Pressure. Ashley currently lives in British Columbia.

Ashley Spires grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the supposed stomping grounds of Bigfoot. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children, including Small Saul and the Adventures of Binky the Space Cat. She was the recipient of the 2011 Silver Birch Express Award and the 2011 Hackmatack Award for Binky the Space Cat and was shortlisted for a Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award and an Eisner Award for Binky Under Pressure. Ashley currently lives in British Columbia.

... 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

... 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

An appealing and fun introduction for emerging graphic novel fans.
School Library Journal

Humor, action, and sound effects (Kapow!, Sploosh!, Ploop!) permeate the pages of this graphic novel for young readers ...
Booklist

This spinoff series opener is a must for Binky's legions of faithful feline fans.
Kirkus Reviews

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