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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Super Amoeba (Squish #1)

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Publisher Comments:

Brother-and-sister team MATTHEW "InkBoy" HOLM and JENNIFER "WriterGirl" HOLM are the dashing duo behind the award-winning Babymouse series. In addition to fighting the forces of evil, Jennifer is the New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed novels, including three Newbery Honor winners, Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven and Turtle in Paradise. Matthew Holm is a graphic designer and freelance writer.

Review:

"For a single-celled organism, Squish the amoeba leads an awfully complicated existence. His two best friends — Pod, a bowtie-wearing amoeba nerd, and Peggy, a pathologically cheerful paramecium — are a constant thorn in his side; he just can't seem to make it to school in time; and Lynwood the school bully wants to swallow him whole. When yet another bout of tardiness lands the whole group in detention, Squish is faced with a full-blown moral dilemma: in order to save Peggy from becoming Lynwood's next between-meal snack, he has to let the big bully copy his next science test. Can even our precocious protozoan hero get himself out of this one? The Holms strike a breezy, goofy tone right out of the gate, and Squish is a likably put-upon lead character, but beyond him the book doesn't offer much; his pals are annoying and the villain has as many dimensions as he has cells (that is, one). Add to that a disappointing two-color palette, and the whole undertaking seems flatter than a microscope slide. Squish may be an amorphous blob, but he needs to whip his supporting cast into shape for issue two. Ages 7 — 10. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375843891
Author:
Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Author:
Holm, Matt
Author:
Holm, Jennifer L.
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Squish
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
27.75 x 10.7 x 5.8 in 7.5 lb
Age Level:
from 7 up to 10

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Product details 96 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375843891 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "For a single-celled organism, Squish the amoeba leads an awfully complicated existence. His two best friends — Pod, a bowtie-wearing amoeba nerd, and Peggy, a pathologically cheerful paramecium — are a constant thorn in his side; he just can't seem to make it to school in time; and Lynwood the school bully wants to swallow him whole. When yet another bout of tardiness lands the whole group in detention, Squish is faced with a full-blown moral dilemma: in order to save Peggy from becoming Lynwood's next between-meal snack, he has to let the big bully copy his next science test. Can even our precocious protozoan hero get himself out of this one? The Holms strike a breezy, goofy tone right out of the gate, and Squish is a likably put-upon lead character, but beyond him the book doesn't offer much; his pals are annoying and the villain has as many dimensions as he has cells (that is, one). Add to that a disappointing two-color palette, and the whole undertaking seems flatter than a microscope slide. Squish may be an amorphous blob, but he needs to whip his supporting cast into shape for issue two. Ages 7 — 10. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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