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Do your children or grandchildren like spooky stories? With Halloween coming up soon, Squashed is the perfect book for children who won’t be scared from a story that’s a little spooky. This book is a graphic novel, so children will love the cartoon style pages and artwork.
The little girl goes into the edge of the forest, but the naughty boys steal her teddy bear out of her backpack and run into the woods. She chases after them. They are astonished to see some strange pumpkins ahead. They are very warm and oozy. Next they spot three creepy scarecrows. They decide to take a pumpkin home, without noticing that one of the other pumpkins open up to a creepy new scarecrow. What will happen to the children tonight as they sleep? Will this pumpkin also have a creepy scarecrow that would be loose in their home? Children who enjoy a scary story will love this book!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Written and Illustrated by Meaghan Tosi
Based on a Story by Thomas Tosi
Ages 6-12 | 80 Pages
Publisher: Dooney Press | ISBN-13: 9781954782051
Publisher’s Book Summary: Aah! Dude! It moved!
Can the mysterious shuddering pumpkin the three kids found in the forest be alive? They’re going to find out when they lift it from its resting place and carry it home. But what happens if someone or something comes looking for it?
This evocative graphic novel is spooky yet ultimately gentle and charming. It presents a tale of unfounded fear of those who are different and the similarities we all share. Told in richly stylized full-color artwork from illustrator Meaghan Tosi whose previous work Kirkus Reviews praised as delightful.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR
MEAGHAN TOSI, was born and raised in New Hampshire, earned a BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design, and illustrated this book and the middle-grade novel “Six Thousand Doughnuts” alongside author Thomas Tosi. She is also the author/illustrator of “Dweedy: The Imagined Adventures of My Deceased Cat.” She now lives with her partner Daniel and many plants in Portland, Oregon for the art scene, extraordinary hikes, and many neighborhood cats.
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One (1) grand prize winner receives:
Dooney Press Gift Pack:
ONE hardcover book “Squashed”
ONE paperback book “Six Thousand Doughnuts”
ONE paperback book “Dweedy: The Imagined Adventures of My Deceased Cat”
ONE DVD of the original family-produced short film “Squashed.”
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