Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Constance Lombardo
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
When Mr. Puffball leaves home for Hollywood, he realizes that showbiz isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Mr. Puffball becomes El Gato’s stunt cat in his newest film. He looks up to El Gato, but soon realizes that El Gato isn't perfect. El Gato is blunt, rude, and bossy. However, while working on the movie, the two become good friends, and Mr. Puffball learns to help El Gato over his insecurities. Together they are a team, and in the end, El Gato tells Mr. Puffball that they are going to film a buddy movie together next.
In this book, Lombardo draws just enough to spark the imagination, leaving the reader creating their own movie in their head. Placement of the pictures was done precisely. The reader never knows where the next picture will be, and there are no rules to formatting in this book. The author has also added in fun speech bubbles. The dialogue brings depth to the story. Every character in the story is unique and has a strong personality. Lombardo drew the images to reflect the personalities. Each picture is humorous and snarky, adding meaning to the text. The format is unconventional and there is something new to discover on each page.