Squishy McFluff: and the Supermarket Sweep!

Pip Jones
AUD $12.99
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The second in this series of adorable rhyming adventures about a little girl and her invisible cat.

Can you see him? My kitten? He has eyes big and round His miaow is so sweet (but it makes not a sound!) Imagine him quick! Have you imagined enough? Oh, good, you can see him! It's Squishy McFluff!

When Mum drags Ava to the supermarket, her invisible cat Squishy McFluff can't resist coming along, with hilarious, chaotic and surprising results!

Author bio:

Pip Jones is a freelance journalist. Squishy McFluff won the inaugural Greenhouse Funny Prize in 2012 and Pip is delighted to bring him to the page at Faber. Pip lives in London with her husband, two daughters and a real imaginary cat.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9780571302529
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Children PB
Pub Date: September 2014
Page Extent: 80
Format: Paperback
Age: 5 - 7
Subject: Children's fiction

Teachers reviews

Squishy McFluff is so sweet, you'll be smitten.
Such a clever and funny invisible kitten!

Imagine the fun of having a cat that only you can see, especially when it is really good at inventing great things to do like playing hide-and-seek at which he is world champion. This is Ava’s luck. She has a big imagination and is happiest when she’s playing with her cat, even though it can lead to trouble - which is exactly what happens in this adventure at the supermarket.Beginning with creating havoc as soon as they get in the car which only an over-worked mechanic can fix, this story-in-rhyme tells a tale of mayhem and disaster about what really should be the most mundane of chores. Much preferring to be out in the forest digging for treasure and searching for elves than looking for pickles and pastries on shelves, Squishy devises a plot that involves a race with a supermarket trolley...

Young children will love this new series from this English author as it holds many laughs and just a little bit of naughty. Ella Okstad’s limited-palette illustrations are charming, capturing the essence of the text perfectly. As with many new series, there’s a website with extra information and more fun and games at http://squishymcfluff.com/ .This is something a little bit different to offer those just getting started on their independent reading journey who need a bit of support through short chapters, larger font and uncomplicated vocabulary – I think they will be eagerly awaiting the next adventure.
Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian, Cooma NSW 2630

 

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