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Wednesday 9 November 2011

Review: Squish Rabbit

Squish Rabbit is little. Sometimes too much so. No one sees him and (so he often gets squished). No one listens to him (do small opinions matter?). So much passes him by.

But Squish is a clever rabbit. He makes his own friend … but pretend friends have a limited shelf life.

When a new and very real potential friend enters his life, quite by accident, Squish finally has the chance to revel in the joy a great friend can bring.

This little rabbit with a very big heart, who isn’t afraid to use a very big voice, is a squishable character indeed. Battersby has filled her first book with warmth and affection that will entrance children.

Her use of adorable cartoon illustrations alongside photographic elements and textures such as fabric and paper, make for truly gorgeous page layouts, and showcases talent for both word and image.

A modern classic that will be love-squished to bits in no time.

Learn more about Squish Rabbit at katherinebattersby.com, and see an interview with the adorable Squish, by Tania McCartney, at Kids' Book Capers.

Title: Squish Rabbit
Author/Illustrator: Katherine Battersby
Publisher: University of Queensland Press, $19.95
Publication Date: 29 August 2011
ISBN: 9780702239250
Format: Hard cover
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture Book