Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat

Squishy_McFluff_supermarket_sweepTold in comical rhyming verse, Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat and Squishy McFluff: Supermarket Sweep are delightful tales starring Ava and her very naughty, invisible cat.

Perfect for children aged four and above, the books will strike a chord with any parent whose child has blamed naughtiness and mischief on a sibling or imaginary friend! 

We've got a slight soft spot for Squishy, our invisible friend, over here at MN Book Club - that's why we're giving you the chance to win £200 of Waitrose vouchers as well as a chance to apply for one of 50 copies of Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat. Read on to find out more... 




 Squishy McFluff: Supermarket Sweep competition


Shopping with Mum? 
Oh dear, what a chore.
There’s so much that Ava 
would rather do more!
But Ava won’t sulk, 
she won’t get in a huff
Because NOTHING is 
boring with Squishy McFluff!

When Mum takes Ava on a shopping trip to the local supermarket Squishy McFluff secretly comes along too. Will he behave himself?

We're giving you the chance to win £200 Waitrose vouchers courtesy of Faber Children's books. Inspired by Squishy's supermarket escapades, we want to know your supermarket stories.

Tell us those hilariously embarrassing tales that made you blush - maybe your DC knocked down a shelf of food or made an inappropriate remark about the supermarket attendant looking like an alien? Funnier still? Let us know on this thread.

Two runners-up will also win £50 each of Waitrose vouchers and all winners will receive copies of the Squishy McFluff books. Share your stories with us here. 


About the author


Pip Jones lives in East London with her partner, her two daughters and a real invisible cat (it doesn't catch mice, but it doesn't need a litter tray either, so there are pros and cons).

She writes a lot. She even owns a writing cloak! And she spends days on end working out how to get good rhymes, such as 'snuffle' and 'kerfuffle', into stories. Pip won the inaugural Greenhouse Funny Prize in 2012 with Squishy McFluff, The Invisible Cat, her first book.



 About the illustrator


Ella Okstad returned to her native Norway after graduating from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in 2000 where she now illustrates children's books for both Norwegian and UK publishers. Squishy is her first imaginary cat.








Book Giveaway 



An imaginary friend
is a wonderful thing.
What giggles! What games!
What adventures they bring!
Well, Ava’s a girl who knows
all about that . . .
Meet Squishy McFluff,
her invisible cat!

When Ava discovers an imaginary cat in the cabbage patch, she knows she's found a new best friend. Together, Ava and Squishy McFluff get up to all kinds of mischief...

We're also giving away 50 copies of the original Squishy story - Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat, apply below. Don't forget to discuss the book on our thread, or alternatively you can create your own book review here.

This giveaway closes at midday, Monday 18 August so apply now.




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