You might not have realized that there is a whole world within our world – the world of the Amoeba, one-celled organisms that go to school, trade lunches and even read comic books during class. My students know all about Squish. In fact, this is one series that is always mentioned when I ask them about their favorite graphic novels.
Squish is just such an amoeba. He has friends, Pod and Peggy. Peggy is an extremely nice paramecium. She’s actually a little too nice sometimes. In fact, one day, after Squish and his friends sit in detention, Peggy chats away to the school’s bully, Lynwood. Lynwood is a “scary amoeba” that loves to eat paramecium. Squish sees Peggy talking to Lynwood and fears that Lynwood will actually eat Peggy right there in detention. Squish has a decision to make. Should he do the right thing and step in to save Peggy, just as his hero, Super Amoeba, would? Or, should he walk in the other direction.
Find out what Squish decides to do and how a little slime mold can be a good thing to have around.
My students absolutely love this series. The Squish series currently has 6 books, with book 7 due to be released on August 25, 2015. Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm also write the Babymouse graphic novel series.