Sergeant Fluffy Vandermere’s number-one job is protecting the world from alien domination (aka bugs), and he takes his responsibility very seriously. So when the unthinkable happens and aliens invade headquarters --- bzzzzzz --- Fluffy sets out on a daring solo mission to defeat the intruders, rescue the hostages and --- POW! THWAP! KRUNK! --- save the world! This easy-to-read graphic novel is perfect for emergent readers. Sound effects, secret-agent elements and litter box humor add to the fun. The hilarious premise offers keen insight into the secret lives of cats, and touches on the very real themes of leadership, teamwork and bravery. Holy Hairballs! What a cat! What a leader! What an adventure!
Spires returns to the world of her Binky series in a spin-off graphic novel that gleefully toys with action/spy movie conventions. Sgt. Fluffy Vandermere, a gruff Persian cat, oversees the subterranean headquarters of Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel (PURST), keeping Earth safe from alien insects. Deadpan narration mixes with pet-centric comedy as Fluffy fights back after the headquarters is breached: "They've taken hostages! And they're torturing them!" writes Spires as invading flies spritz PURST operatives with water from a spray bottle. Crisp cartooning, a sharp sense of humor, and the lovably brusque sarge should make this a hit with Spires's fans. Ages 7 10.