Alemanga, Beatrice The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy, PICTUREBOOK. Enchanted Lion Books, 2015. $18.95. Content: G.
5 ½ year old Edith is trying to find the perfect birthday present for her mother. So, she enlists the help of her friends the shopkeepers in the town to find a fluffy little squishy. No one knows what that is, but gives her something else that her mother might like. Edith finds what she is looking for, but has to use the donated items to get it.
The illustrations are adorable, very involved with a lot to look at. This is a great read aloud, but might be a challenge for a beginning reader as it was translated from French and the story is a bit odd (what IS a wonderful fluffy little squishy, anyway?)
EL - OPTIONAL Lisa Librarian