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Thursday 4 April 2024

Review: Julius Squeezer

In the deepest, darkest jungle,
in among the trees
lives a python known as Julius,
who really loves to squeeze.

Julius is a wonderful, generous squeezer who loves nothing more than to hug his friends.

The trouble with that, is that Julius just so happens to be a sizeable python with massively big muscles that hurt his friends! 

So, his squeezes are too much for, well, everybody! Everybody
that is, until he meets a special someone. 

Julius Squeezer reminds children that there are many ways to say hello, and that sometimes we do need to think about how we interact with others.

This is a simply delightful, funny and engaging story about friendship, connection and adapting to your circumstances.

Told in wonderful rhyme that’s perfect for reading aloud, and with lush illustrations that burst
with joy and humour, Julius and his jungle friends are presented in a riot of colour and

There’s a lot to love about this adorable book. Hugs.

Discover more about author, Mary Anastasiou, here.

Title: Julius Squeezer
Author: Mary Anastasiou
Illustrator: Marina Verola
Publisher: Five Mile, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 February 2024
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781922857682
For Ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book