Ava and Squishy McFluff are back at their mischievous best again in a delightful read for emerging readers.
Ava and Squishy McFluff have had a wonderful summer together, playing, building, climbing and jumping. Just when Dad needs Squishy to not be invisible, Ava really can’t see him. When Squishy quickly reappears, he and Ava are whisked off to Mad Nana Dot’s for a sleepover as Ava’s mum is going to hospital to a have a baby.
Unfortunately, Mad Nana Dot is not aware of her extra house guest and the fact that she has lost her glasses is not helping her see Squishy McFluff. A trip out with Nana sees the duo causing colourful mischief at the hairdressers, an accident at the post box and confusing a fishmonger! Mischief and mayhem follow Ava and Squishy wherever they go.
This is another delightful addition to the Squishy McFluff series. It is full of warmth, heart and plenty of humour. The text is easily accessible to younger readers and the rhyming phrasing makes for a great read-a-loud as long as you can do it without laughing! The story is illustrated by Ella Okstad and she has produced charming and cute drawings using a limited colour palette (shades of greens and red).
Squishy McFluff is a perfect read for children who are in need of a read that has more text than a picture book whilst still maintaining all the appeal of a picture book with illustrations on almost every page. The inclusion of chapters definitely make it feel like a more grown-up read which I’m sure young children will delight in.
A read that is brilliant fun and a must read for any child who has ever had an imaginary friend.
Recommended for 5+.
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