Just a Taste of What's New
Three-time Caldecott Award winner David Wiesner has just released another nearly wordless, beatifully illustrated children's book that, like his others, will delight readers of all ages. Cat lovers, in particular, will be charmed by his depiction of Mr. Wuffles, a sort of everyman of the feline persuasion, humiliated and bored by his human keepers, and tormented by things we cannot see.
Mr. Wuffles, Clarion/Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, $17.99
Dave Eggers' new novel is a big cautionary tale, a 1984 for the new millenium. If you are a social media skeptic, all your fears and warnings will be validated, and if you have never given much thought to your privacy, you will as you read this. Eggers' fictional internet juggernaut (The Circle) is not so different than, say, Google, and its imagined technology is creepily close to real tools we already use everyday.
The Circle, Knopf/McSweeney', $27.95