Author(s): Ailsa Wild; Ben Wood (Illustrator)
A hilarious junior fiction book series from Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusionsSquishy is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and stepfamily in a VERY crowded apartment. Luckily for her, their building is huge - and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate!
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.
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.