Squishy Taylor in the Mud (#8)
Modern Family meets Harriet the Spy in this hilariously fun mystery series! 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 building is huge - and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! Like ...* How can one person be in two places at the same time?* Why does pizza taste better outside?* How do you climb a forbidden staircase? * Who would steal plants from Squishy's dad? A hilarious junior fiction book series from Australian author Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions quicker than a ninja-gazelle! 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 (who lives in Geneva), dealing with a noisy baby at home, sharing a room with her two new 'bonus sisters', and getting to know her new stepmum, there's always a new challenge or exciting mystery to solve.
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.