Friday 24 December 2021

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #184 featuring **Squishy McFluff - Secret Santa** by Pip Jones PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

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Festive greetings library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ on Catmas Eve!

Thank mew for joining me in the stacks today, well actually we're not in the stacks today as I'm in the sitting room in front of the fire. The tree is up and looks supurr sparkly and we've got our epically epic Catmas tree scratcher in the catservatory, which the heathens have been rioting over, check out the Tiktok video, they are total hooligans! MOL

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I do hope mew are all having a supurr festive day, and I just wanted to say thank mew furry much for joining me every week in the Mewton-Clawson Library for my book reviews, mew don't know how much it means to an old, crotchety lady cat like myself.

The library mice are having a little gathering later, mew will find them in the 'P' aisle for PAWTY! So if mew want to join them the library is open.

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Today the P.A. is also joining in Friday Fill-ins Blog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.

1. ___________________________ is my Christmas wish for you.

2. I still need to _________________ by Christmas.

 3. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and _________.

4. If I were Santa, I would want someone to leave me a plate full of _________ on Christmas Eve.

The P.A.'s answers are...

1. Peace, health and happiness is my Christmas wish for you.

2. I still need to finish spraying a chair I'm just renovating by Christmas. Hopefully, the extra can of spray paint arrives today!

. 3. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and The B Team Cats are gearing up for another adventure, ready for 2022. But obviously, it's completely classified right now!

4. If I were Santa, I would want someone to leave me a plate full of double choc chip cookies and a wee nip of orange flavoured vodka with a splash of lemonade on Christmas Eve.

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Let's see what I've got to show mew this time!

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This week's top book pick is...

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Squishy McFluff
Secret Santa


Pip Jones

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

From the funniest voice in young fiction today, this is the festive fourth book in this fantastically successful new series for 4-6-year-old readers about Ava and her imaginary cat, in hilarious rhyming text with adorable illustrations.

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This is my very first Squishy McFluff book, there are seven in the series and I can why they are so popular.

Squishy is an invisible cat, and although it doesn't explain his invisibleness within the book, the blurb above says he's an imaginary cat, but I will check our earlier volumes to find out more. 

The narrative is rhyming and fun, and the illustrations are epically cute and this purrticular Catmas story is really sweet; a gorgeous festive tale.

As the book is only 80 pages with illustrations my review is somewhat small today, but don't let that detract from the fun that is Squishy McFluff, I would recommend this to all cat lovers and it would be a supurr gift for younger readers and just absolutely purrfect for Catmas.

Another TOP PAW read!

  • Publisher: ‎ Faber & Faber
  • Paperback: ‎ 80 pages
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My Ratings Scale

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Ratings of:

Squishy McFluff Secret Santa

Overall Enjoyment

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Other Fun Blog Hops to Join in Today

         Catblogosphere        Feline Friday        Nature Friday        Flashback Friday     Friendship Friday       

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I really hope mew enjoy the book as much as I did if mew decide to read it.

It's time for me to say BFN or bye-for-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and I'll be back in the New Year, on the 7th January with another specially paw-picked book just for mew, and don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Until next time...

Meowy Catmas from Amber
Much love


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  1. Amber, you are so gorgeous in your snuggle mode!

    Great fill ins, and we think that book would be a fun gift if we had rugrats underfoot...alas we don't even have young nieces or nephews!! Go figure...

  2. Look at the grin on your face, Amber!
    Peace, health and happiness is a wonderful wish, and same to you and yours.

  3. That is a lovely photo of you, Amber. I see you are even smiling again!

  4. You're so cute sweet Amber! Those were good fill-in answers and that does sound like a cute book. Merry Christmas everyone and thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  5. Amber is a cutie pie and very smart too.

    Love your fill-ins and I want some of #4 too. Sounds most delightful.

    The book sounds like a fun read.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  6. Amber, you find such good books. I want to get that series for my great nieces. Nice photo of you too. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I love your Christmas wish and I wish the same for all of you. XO
    PS: I hope we can see a photo of the completed chair.


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