Graphic novels are fun to read and re-read. My 2nd grade son proved this by reading this book, then reading it again the same day, and continuing to read it day after day after day. I was happy that he was reading instead of doing other things, but I finally had to hide the book when he wasn’t looking!!
Squish: Super Amoeba is a school story — a story about fitting in and standing up for what’s right, and friendship. Oh yeah, it’s a story about all those things that kids an relate to, but the characters are amoebas. Squish is a kid who loves comic books. He sort of wishes he could be more like his comic book hero, Super Amoeba.
Pod and Squish have been friends “since mitosis” (a hint at the clever science humor that runs throughout the book), and Peggy, the perpetually happy paramecium, rounds out their little group.
My son and I enjoyed this little adventure and the introduction to the characters.
We are already looking forward to Squish #2: Brave New Pond, coming out in September.
This series is brought to you by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, of Babymouse fame (which in spite of being incredibly pink can be enjoyed by boys or girls — and I’m totally bummed because I gave Amanda’s copies away when we moved).
Jennifer Donovan was happy to find that she liked single-celled creatures more than she thought she ever could. She’s happy to have a son who will probably bring her into further into his science-y world. She blogs at Snapshot.