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Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters : Squishy Taylor - Ailsa Wild

Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters

Squishy Taylor

By: Ailsa Wild, Ben Wood (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st February 2016
ISBN: 9781760126759
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 6 - 99 years old

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An apartment full of questions on a street full of mysteries ...* Why does Squishy have to share everything with her new step-sisters?* Why is her next-door neighbor the crankiest man in the world?* Why are green jelly snakes the yummiest?* Who's that hiding in the basement?

About the Author

Ailsa Wild is an acrobat, whip cracker and teaching artist who wants to run away from the circus to become a writer. Ben Wood has been illustrating kid's books for over a decade and has worked with many Australian authors, including the likes of Margaret Wild.


Reread Just as Fun as the 1st Read


I've already read the first six books in the Squishy Taylor series but when the opportunity arose to revisit where her story began I jumped at the chance. It's been almost two years since I first discovered Squishy in my local library and I wanted to know if she was still as adorable as I remembered. Of course she was! Squishy is one of my favourite book kids. She's one of those people that you say, "You've got spunk, kid!" to, even though you can't remember the last time you called someone 'kid' and you've never told one they have 'spunk' before. I expect this series and especially the first book would helpful for readers who are new to blended families. I appreciate that the situation Squishy finds herself in is realistic. While she Skypes her Mum each day, she misses seeing her face to face. She's having trouble adjusting to the new family that's been moulded together when her Dad remarried. She feels ganged up against by her twin stepsisters. I absolutely adore the idea of having bonus people in your life; for example, bonus sisters instead of stepsisters. The concept of bonus puts such a positive spin on a difficult situation. Squishy and her bonus sisters get into trouble. At times they're manipulative and make downright dodgy decisions to do mean things to people, but they're kids. They bounce off one another and come up with schemes they'd never dare to try to pull off alone. Overall they're sisters with big hearts who want to help people and love to solve mysteries in their neighbourhood. Ben Wood's illustrations have a fun energy about them and Squishy's personality in particular shines through. You get the sense he really enjoys bringing this family to life and unlike a lot of children's books I've read recently, Ben's illustrations work with the feel of the book and what's happening in the pictures lines up with what's happening in the story. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Capstone for reminding me how much I love Squishy.



Awesome Series!


My 8yr old daughter LOVES this new series! I bought her one of the books from the series (I can't remember which one she read first as she now has all but one of the books!). She thinks the series are hilarious and stays up as late as she can reading them! I hope there are more to this series on the way! (I buys lots from Booktopia but this book I picked up in a store as she couldn't wait to read it).

Sydney, AU


Good start


I really wanted my daughter to love this, because I loved the idea of the book's message. She didn't mind it, but unfortunately did not get hooked on the book's characters or storyline. But I haven't given up on it (or her) yet!

Newcastle, NSW

Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters

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ISBN: 9781760126759
ISBN-10: 1760126756
Series: Squishy Taylor
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6 - 99 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st February 2016
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.0
Edition Number: 1