Reader Reviewed Squishy Mcfluff: the Invisible Cat! by Pip Jones
  

Squishy Mcfluff: the Invisible Cat!

Written by Pip Jones
Part of the Squishy McFluff the Invisible Cat Series

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RRP £6.99

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February 2014 Debut of the Month From unravelling jumpers to filling boots with newts, from unlucky spills to jungles in the bathroom, Ava and Squishy are inseparable. But Squishy is not impressing everyone and his behaviour is getting worse – will he learn to behave before he has to leave for good? The jaunty rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud, and Ella Okstad's gorgeously cuddly illustrations will help little ones read by themselves for the first time. Bright new talent Pip Jones gives a hilarious, quirky twist to everyday experiences for readers aged 5+.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Squishy McFluff is an invisible cat who comes to stay with Ava, and is responsible for lots of mischief, until Ava’s grand-father persuades him to behave. When Ava and her mother go supermarket shopping, it is boring – until Squishy McFluff comes along and makes it fun. These stories are captivating and funny, with lovely 50s-style illustrations. (Ages 6–8)
~ Andrea Rayner

Reader Reviews

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  • Matilda Greenacre, age 7 - 'This is a great book for early readers or mums to read to their children.  The whole book is written in rhyme, lovely for read out loud.'
  • Sam Harper, age 10 - 'Ava and Squishy make a mischievous and very funny team...A lovely story which is made even better by the clever combination of rhyme and illustrations.  Glorious!'
  • Isaac East, age 7 - 'Squishy McFluff is a funny book that rhymes.  The cat is cheeky and with her friend Ava they of lots of mischievous things.'
  • Evie Aconley, age 7 - 'A really fun book to read! I loved it!!'
  • Lauren Randall, age 6 - 'Great book if you like rhyming stories and cats.'
  • Daniel Bisland, age 6 - 'I give it 10* because it is funny. I love the colourful pictures. I wish it was longer though! I can’t wait for Supermarket Sweep.'
  • Ophelia Robinson Beesley, age 7 - 'It has happiness and comedy but slight sadness in the middle but it is not too sad.  Anyway Pip Jones has created a loving family of characters no reason to not enjoy. Especially suitable for bed time.'
  • Toby Pickering, age 7 - 'It was a very interesting story full of adventure and you think her mum isn’t going to like Squishy, well you’re right!'
  • Emma, age 7 - 'I loved this book, it makes me want an invisible cat of my own. I could read this easily on my own, but the story made me think about what my invisible cat would look like.'

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Synopsis

Squishy Mcfluff: the Invisible Cat! by Pip Jones

Can you see him? My kitten? Close your eyes tight. His fur is so soft and all silvery white Imagine him quick! Have you imagined enough? Oh, good, you can see him! It's Squishy McFluff! When Ava discovers an imaginary cat in the cabbage patch, she knows she's found a new best friend. Together, Ava and Squishy McFluff get up to all kinds of mischief...

Reviews

In a punchy rhyming escapade, debut author Jones introduces an inventive girl named Ava and her invisible cat, Squishy McFluff. When household mishaps coincide with Squishy's arrival, it's time for him to go--until Ava's clever Great Grandad Bill intervenes. Jones's singsong verse is long-winded at times ( He's ever so small, / he just doesn't know better./ He felt very bad/ for unraveling that sweater, / And you must understand/ that kittens are frisky, / He didn't deliberately/ spill Daddy's whisky ), though it gives the story the feel of an epic poem. Norwegian artist Okstad's pink and teal graphics nicely highlight the mischievous goings-on. Available simultaneously: Supermarket Sweep! Ages 5-7. --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Pip Jones

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. She lives in East London with her partner, her two daughters and a real invisible cat. She writes a lot. She is the author of four other Squishsy McFluff books, several pitcure books (including Daddy's Sandwich and The Chocolate Monster) and her new series Piggy Handsome is coming out in summer 2017.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
80 pages

Author

Pip Jones
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Author's Website

www.pipjones.net/

Publisher

Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber

Publication date

6th February 2014

ISBN

9780571302505

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