A Very Fuddles Christmas: with audio recording

A Very Fuddles Christmas: with audio recording

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by Frans Vischer
     
 

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Fuddles—the fat, pampered cat—weathers a wintry wonderland in this holiday story of merry misadventures!

The way Fuddles, the overly indulged feline, sees the world, it’s better to receive than give! And what better gift for Fuddles than Christmas? One winter day, he wakes up to the smells and sights of the holiday: a juicy turkey…  See more details below

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Fuddles—the fat, pampered cat—weathers a wintry wonderland in this holiday story of merry misadventures!

The way Fuddles, the overly indulged feline, sees the world, it’s better to receive than give! And what better gift for Fuddles than Christmas? One winter day, he wakes up to the smells and sights of the holiday: a juicy turkey dinner, sweet gingerbread, and a tree decorated with shiny, glittering toys—all for him! But when Fuddles tries to climb the tree, his family chases him away. He runs outside to escape, smack into cold and ice and snow! Will Fuddles ever make it back home in time to celebrate the merriest time of the year?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
10/01/2013
PreS-Gr 1—In this holiday follow-up to Fuddles (S & S, 2011), the fat, mischievous, black-and-white cat ends up demolishing the Christmas feast and decorations. Once again he is thrown outdoors, this time into the snow. After several humorous misadventures trying to get back in, a dramatic and hilarious spread shows his barely controlled descent down the chimney with an OOMPH, to a warm bath… a soft towel… and a home-cooked meal. Vischer's expressive, full-color cartoon illustrations flow well with the text and will work well during storytime. Fuddles's fans will not be disappointed.—Maureen Wade, formerly at Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
2013-09-01
In this second story about Fuddles the cat (Fuddles, 2011), he is accidentally locked out of the house on Christmas Eve, leading to a snowy adventure for the pampered feline. In the self-centered manner of most cats, Fuddles thinks all the special Christmas decorations and preparations must be there just for him. There's an unguarded table with a huge turkey, packages with interesting ribbons, and an enormous tree with lights and sparkly ornaments, just waiting for him to climb. After the Christmas tree topples to the ground, a befuddled Fuddles runs out the open door just as guests are entering. But Fuddles is clearly an indoor cat. Suddenly, he is in a frozen, white world, and he can't get back into the house. He rambles around his yard, plowing through the snowdrifts, before finding his way back into the house by sliding down the chimney. Vischer, an animator for Disney, provides polished, computer-generated illustrations, showing off the cat's comical, high-energy antics with effective use of display type and white space. He uses a satisfying array of perspectives, including a surprising, all-black spread of the cat sliding down the chimney that is laugh-out-loud funny. Fuddles is quite a character, and kids (and adults) who love cats will love Fuddles too. (Picture book. 4-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442435117
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
924,409
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Frans Vischer is the author and illustrator of Fuddles and A Very Fuddles Christmas. He works as an animator for Disney and is also the author of the middle grade novel Jimmy Dabble. He lives in California.

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A Very Fuddles Christmas 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute we have read it many times over the last month since we bought it.
CanadaInker4 More than 1 year ago
Oh yea, life is sweet for Fuddles...best food, best accommodations, best company and endless amounts of spoiling. Fuddles's refined sense of smell leads him to discover the senses of Christmas...a turkey dinner, a pile of presents, a gingerbread house and an amazing Christmas tree His owners discover him up the tree and shoo him away as they see what may befall their beloved pet and their nicely decorated tree. Chaos ensues as he scoots out the door into the freezing cold snow.  Startled by his new environment he determines to get back inside to his coveted easy life style. Fuddles explores his option for re-entry and then spots two pesky squirrels who give him a brilliant idea.  With brute determination our cat finds his way back into the warmth and arms of his adoring humans.  The story almost concludes with, "A warm bath...a soft towel...a sweet scent..and a home-cooked meal - just for him,"  now that is a grand re-union isn't it?  I might want to move in there myself.  The final page depicts Fuddles on his bed in front of the hearth, Santa's cookies gone, the reindeer's carrots gone, and a glass of milk....gone!  Fuddles knows how to have a good time.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son just heard the author read this in school to all the kids and he said this was the best book ever! He has been telling us all about it and can't wait to go to store to buy a copy!