The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy
Written/Illustrated By: Beatrice Alemagna
Published: Enchanted Lion Books – Brooklyn, NY, September 1st, 2015
Originally Published: Le merveilleux Dodu-Velu-Petit – France, 2016
Awards: Mildred L. Batchelder Award – 2016
Themes: A colorful story is told through the eyes of a young girl and through the themes of love, adventure, persistence, and value.
Summary: Eddie is five, and is on a mission to find her mom a “fluffy-little-squishy” – and a wonderful one at that – for her birthday. Eddie goes all across the neighborhood, using all of her resources in finding this gift for her mother. Eddie, feels that she is the only person in her immediate family that is not good at anything and desperately wants to be good at finding this gift. Will she find this fluffy-little-squishy? Will her mom approve of the gift?
Response: How did the book make you feel? How does it relate to your own experiences? Did you make any connections to other books you have read?
I feel like the aspect of “worth” really related to some of the experiences I have had growing up. You want to be worthy and meaningful as a human, and you also want your efforts and actions to be meaningful and worthy to others. It really, “hit home” I would say reading about Eddie working so so hard to impress and find something to give her mother – going through countless obstacles and trying to overcome her challenges