“All through the summer time Ava had played,
Tumbling through sunshine, bumbling in shade,
Jumping and skipping – the games had no end
With Squishy McFluff, her invisible friend!”
When Ava moves in to Mad Nana Dot’s for the night, she’s pleased to see that Nana is short of sight. Nan is funny and fun but as if thats not enough, it would seem that she might be able to actually see Squishy McFluff!
I love the Squishy McFluff books, they are so much fun and I will definitely be keeping them for my daughter when she’s older. The first was brilliant and they’ve got better with each and every new instalment.
This latest instalment sees Ava going to her nana Dot’s for the evening while her mum goes to hospital to have a baby. Its told with the innocence of a child in mind so Ava doesn’t really know that thats what happening, she just knows that her mummy’s tummy has been getting bigger and she has to go stay with nana Dot. I loved the story because of this and because of how accepting Ava is of her new little sister, I think it will really call to those around alas age who might be in the same kind of situation so would definitely recommend it for anyone with second or third kids on the way who already have one who is around 4 or 5.
The illustrations again were fantastic and I loved ‘seeing’ Squishy again. My favourite picture had to be the fish one where Ava chooses an invisible fish for Squishy to eat!
I will forever love these little books and I will forever recommend them, they are perfect for the introduction of chapter books and have enough illustration to help keep little ones very interested.Squishy McFluff Meets Mad Nana Dot was published in February 2015 by Faber and Faber. My copy was sent to me from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. To buy the book or for more info please visit: Amazon | Hive | Goodreads | Author website | Illustrator Website