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Squish: Super Amoeba: Squish, Book 1

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Cute, clever start to series from Babymouse authors.

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This is pretty silly stuff but it's sure to appeal to fans of the Babymouse series, reluctant readers, graphic novel fans, and more. Squish: Super Amoeba has plenty of humor; constantly cheerful but totally clueless Peggy is especially funny. She never even realizes the bully is eating her! And it has heart, too, as Squish really tries to be a good friend, even bravely confronting mean Lynwood in detention when he is absorbing Peggy. Readers may even find they've learned something along the way, such as the names of other organisms making up Squish's microscopic world to how an amoeba actually eats a paramecium. But don't worry, no perky paramecium are harmed in the making of Squish's debut adventure.

Like Babymouse, this book features simple comic book art. The real life stuff has a green tint, while Squish's fantasy world is in black-and-white.

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