Monday, April 11, 2016

Picture Book Review: The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy by Beatrice Alemagna

Title: The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy
Author: Beatrice Alemagna

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Publication Date: September 1, 2015

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Literary Awards:
Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Eddie is five and a half, and thinks she is the only one in her family who isn't really good at something. So when she hears her older sister say"birthday--Mommy--fluffy--little--squishy," it's extra important for her to find this amazing present before anyone else does. So, gregarious, charming, clever little Eddie goes all around the neighborhood to all her fabulous friends--the florist, the chic boutique owner, the antiques dealer, and even the intimidating butcher--to find one. It's a magical adventure that draws on Eddie's special gifts, ones that she herself learns to appreciate. 

My Thoughts:
Edith--better known as Eddie--hears her older sister mention their mother's birthday and something about a 'fuzzy, little squishy.' Knowing that her sister was going to give their mom the most amazing present, Eddie rushes into town in search of something wonderful to buy. She asks the baker, the florist, and even the grumpy butcher but after a whole day of searching she hasn't found the perfect thing. Just when she's about to give up, she hears a noise and sees the perfect wonderful little squishy thing. 

I absolutely loved the illustrations. While the story is entertaining, I was much more interested in the pictures with the collage of patterns and colors. There's plenty to look at on each page and all the details really drew me in. I especially liked the picture of the whole town with Eddie's pink jacket bobbing through the streets looking in windows and carrying on in her search. 


  1. This sounds pretty cute!
    My sister's having a baby and I'm convinced he needs a library, so I'll keep this one in mind. Thanks StacyRenee!

    1. Have you heard of BabyLit? They make board books for babies based off classic literature! They are very cool! My daughter has 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and I really wish I had gotten her more of them! :)