How did I get the book?
Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: The festive fourth book in this fantastically successful new series for 4-6-year-old readers about Ava and her imaginary cat, in hilarious rhyming text with adorable illustrations. Told in full colour throughout, this is the perfect stepping stone from picture books to older fiction.
Ava and Squishy are back and this time their adorable chaos hits Christmas preparations for Mum, Dad, baby Roo, the local Christmas fete and much, much more . . . In her letter to Santa, Ava only has one wish. Will she get what her heart desires on Christmas day?
Rising star Pip Jones continues to give her quirky twist to everyday experiences in this warm and humorous series. The jaunty rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud, and Ella Okstad’s gorgeous, distinctive illustrations will help more confident readers learn to read by themselves for the first time.
200words (or less) review: This series just continues with the adorable cuteness. Every time I open a Squishy McFluff adventure I’m yet again taken in by Pip Jones and her storytelling and rhymes. Plus of course Ella Okstad’s wonderful illustrations.
In this Secret Santa adventure Ava and her imaginary cat (or is he really? I mean just because grown-ups can’t see him…) are ever so excited about Christmas, too excited to sleep really. As the important day and that visit from Santa draws nearer Ava ‘helps’ – though it doesn’t necessarily work out as intended.
I think these books are so sweet and when I receive one I can’t help but smile. Don’t care an ounce that I’m supposedly a grown-up. It’s still a wonderful Christmas read.