While I never got to meet the real-life inspiration for this book, Fuddles has an ideal cat life. At least for a non-bookstore cat. Fun adventure and family book.
(Picture book, ages 4+)
— From Staff Picks by Pippi (bookstore cat)
Fuddles is a fat, lazy housecat who’s never been in the Great Outdoors. One day, his humans leave the door open a crack and Fuddles seizes the chance to slip out, but things aren’t quite as he expected. In a series of hilarious mishaps, including a run-in with the neighborhood dog, he realizes that life as he’d known it was actually pretty good. Told with deadpan humor and charming art, Fuddles is sure to steal readers’ hearts.
Frans Vischer has worked in the animation industry for over thirty years. He is the author and illustrator of the middle grade novel, Jimmy Dabble, and the Fuddles picture book series. His very fat cat was the inspiration for Fuddles. Mr. Vischer and his family live in Glendale, California. Visit him online at FransVischer.com and PamperedFatCat.Wordpress.com.