Friday 23 December 2022

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #222 featuring **Squishy McFluff - Secret Santa** by Pip Jones PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

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Supurr Festive greetings library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ on the day before 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

This was me earlier waiting for my lift on to the sofa. Did mew know the P.A. made me wait an entire minute before she picked me up? It felt like I was sitting there for 3 days... I know I can't believe the slowness of the service either!

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Anyhoo, this was me later on, enjoying another freshly washed blanky... mmmmmm my favourite!

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I do hope mew are all having a supurr festive day in the run up to the main event, 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. In fact, in the Mew Year I am going to crown myself Kitty Queen of Cozy Cat Mystery Reviews! 

Also, 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. My favorite holiday tradition is __________________________.
2. On Christmas (or Hanukkah) I plan to fill up on __________________.
3. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house _________.
4. _________ is the best way to spread holiday cheer.

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

1. My favorite holiday tradition is putting up the tree, and deciding what colour decorations I am going to use. 

2. On Christmas (or Hanukkah) I plan to fill up on __________________. I will be having a little of everything on the Christmas menu this year. I can't think of a single item that I really rate above all others. I love all my luncheon items equally! LOL

3. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house nopawdy stirred not even the mouse - that's because the library mouses are still hungover from their wild pawty.  I dread to think of the mess they've made in aisle P, Amber will go off her library trolley if they haven't cleaned it up! LOL

4. Kindness is the best way to spread holiday cheer. Kindness, a smile and sometimes a hug, but not if anyone is sneezing or coughing! 

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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

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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 next week 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. You sure look cozy on the sofa sweet Amber and that book sounds like a fun one. Those were good fill-in answers too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. Amber, what can one do, other than hire better staff.
    We've piled cardboard boxes, so Sweetie can step her way up to the bed.
    The Hubby tried to make a staircase for her out of wood, but it was too rickety for her, and he hasn't tried to new, improved version yet.
    He's not as crafty as he thinks he is *wink*

  3. You rock, Amber.

    I love your fill-ins and especially #4. We need lots of that all around the world.

    • ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
    •。★ Christmas ★。* 。
    ° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
    ˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚
    * Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches to the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥

  4. I wish I had children that young in my life again. I would get it in a second for them. And thank you for keeping the mice party under control!

  5. Adorable pictures of you, Amber! The book does sound good, I love the name, Squishy McFluff! Good fill ins too! Merry Christmas!

  6. Cats and books, what could be a better combination!

  7. I am sorry you had to wait such a long time for the PA to pick you up. Good service is so hard to find. You look extra cute on your blankie. That book looks like a fun one my great nieces would enjoy. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy new year. XO

  8. i am sure Santa will spoil you all!~ Merry Christmas!

  9. That was unacceptable that you had to wait so long to be put on the sofa!


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