By Wild, AilsaIllustrated by Wood, Ben
A hilarious junior fiction book series from Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions! Sita `Squishy' Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their build...ing is huge - and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! Like ... Why is the mayor being so SNEAKY? How do you make someone look fake-sick? How many dumplings are too many dumplings? What is the Boss of the World doing at Jessie's violin concert? Australian superstar Squishy Taylor is a curious, likeable and instantly relatable hero for ALL kids aged 6 and up. She's part of a blended family - a new kind of normal for so many kids, whether it's a Modern Family or more of a Brady Bunch. Between nightly Skype-chats with her mum, dealing with a noisy baby or her two new `bonus sisters', there's always a new challenge or exciting mystery to solve. Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters (#1) was listed as a Notable Book in the 2017 CBCA Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Readings Children's Book Prize. Squishy Taylor and the Tunnel of Doom (#6) was shortlisted for the Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature in 2017.Read more
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Ailsa Wild is an acrobat, whip cracker and teaching artist who wants to run away from the circus to become a writer. Ben Wood has been illustrating kid's books for over a decade and has worked with many Australian authors, including the likes of Margaret Wild.
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