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Saturday 27 April 2019

Review: Squish Rabbit's Pet

Squish is an adorable little rabbit with big dreams. 

Squish dreams of lots of things, but most of all, he dreams of having his very own pet puppy.

Squish finds a giant egg, and he cares for that egg with all his heart, waiting for his puppy to hatch. But Squish learns something very important about puppies and eggs. 

What will happen when the egg hatches? Will Squish Rabbit ever get the pet he’s dreamed of for so long?

Squish Rabbit’s Pet is the third book in the Squish Rabbit series (following Squish Rabbit and Brave Squish Rabbit). It’s about that lovely, frantic, crazy feeling we all get when we want something so bad. It’s about friendship, curiosity, new discoveries and unconditional love. 

Battersby’s illustrations are so funky in this book — simple shapes mixed with detailed textures and snippets of photography on lots of white space. So striking. So fun to explore. So special and unique.

The book also comes with a soft and squishy cover, which ignites feelings of warmth and triggers smiles as you squish down on the bright yellow.

Children will adore Squish Rabbit and his adventures, and I feel younger children in particular will really ‘get’ him — connect with him. 

Squish Rabbit is a very special rabbit with a big personality and a very big heart. And I’d wager he’s got even more stories to tell.

And don't forget to check out our 12 Curly Questions with Katherine Battersby to find out more about this talented author/illustrator.

Title: Squish Rabbit's Pet
Author/Illustrator: Katherine Battersby
Publisher: UQP, $21.94
Publication Date: 3 April 2019
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9780702260469
For ages: 2 - 6
Type: Picture Book