For such a little bunny, Squish sure has a lot of fears in this follow up story to Squish Rabbit. Not only is he afraid of the storms and the dark, but also giant chickens! It’s a good thing Squish has his best friend Twitch to help protect him from all these dangers, but what happens when Switch can’t find Twitch one dark and stormy night? Squish will need to face his fears if he is going to protect his best friend.
This tender story of friendship and overcoming fears is heartwarming and funny. Even if their fears are different, preschoolers will definitely identify with Squish as he identifies his phobias and then finds the courage to face them. Battersby effectively uses bold and bright colors in her collage artwork. She expertly uses background colors to set the mood and white space as a sharp contrast. While the images are simplistic, this works well to convey a universal message. ISBN: 9780670012688 (ages 3-8)
Recommended by Carrie Shaurette, New York City Librarian