Two best friends, one big heart

I love this advance review for my upcoming children’s book, Hush, Mouse!

Hush, Mouse! is a heartwarming story about two diminutive best friends and the big part they play when danger comes calling.

“I loved Mouse’s and Liz’s parallel stories and have no doubt that kids who are small for their age will read this book feeling a little better about having to wait to grow into their own big parts. Alicia Young’s illustrations are brilliant. They’re beautifully colored, and the expressions on both Mouse’s and Liz’s faces make me smile.

“Hush, Mouse! is most highly recommended.” -Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

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Advance review by Erica Graham for “The Squeezor is Coming!”

“This wonderful story teaches two significant lessons: acceptance of others who are different and self-acceptance.” – Erica Graham

I’m overjoyed to present another advance review for The Squeezor is Coming!, from author Erica Graham.

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The Squeezor is Coming Book Review

by Erica Graham

Sharp claws, frightening teeth, a town full of monsters, a party, and a strong lesson about acceptance, The Squeezor is Coming introduces children to a monster named the Squeezor, a gentle monster who only desires to share hugs.

However, the other monsters in Ghastly Gigapolis do not see him this way. They are terrified of his fangs and sharp claws, believing that his sole intention is surely to bring them harm. They run and hide from the Squeezor leaving him lonely and isolated. The Squeezor is left to reflect on their reactions as he questions what to do.

This wonderful story teaches two significant lessons: acceptance of others who are different and self-acceptance. The author has brilliantly brought Ghastly Gigaoplis to life with the characters and the world she has created. These descriptions are further exaggerated through monstrously vibrant illustrations.

Capturing the hearts of little and big monster lovers, The Squeezor is Coming illustrates the most important lesson is to stay true to yourself.


Thank you so much, Erica, for your wonderful review. I am so glad you and your family enjoyed it!

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Advance Review for “The Squeezor is Coming!” by Terry Vittone

“Kids will love the book’s splashy color, monsters aplenty, and gross-out humor. Parents will love the story’s durable lesson: be yourself.” – Terry Vittone

I’m once again happy and humbled to present another advance review for The Squeezor is Coming!, from Terry Vittone.

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The Squeezor is Coming Book Review

by Terry Vittone

Your little monsters will love it!

Every kid can relate to scrambling for cover when a monster comes calling, and in Becky Benishek’s delightful The Squeezor Is Coming, the flight response is at the center of a familiar but inventive story arc.

Grotesque in appearance but sensitive, alert, and helpful by nature, the Squeezor is feared and misunderstood by the other monsters who live in Ghastly Gigapolis, the story’s spooky hamlet. Given his wicked fangs and meat-hook claws, it’s a safe bet the Squeezor is not exclusively an herbivore!

But allowing for all his intimidating hardware, the Squeezor is a cross of sorts, between one of Sendak’s Wild Things and the Elephant Man, terrifying to behold but trembling inside with a need to belong. But will the Squeezor be able to hug his way into his neighbor’s hearts before their fear lurches into torch and pitchfork proportions?

Benishek’s masterful prose revels in wordplay that spoofs the genre, and Matt Fiss’s illustrations are consistently crisp, imaginative, and frighteningly full of amusing detail.

Kids will love the book’s splashy color, monsters aplenty, and gross-out (Nose Nougats, anyone?) humor.

Parents will love the story’s durable lesson: be yourself. The protagonist’s singularities, though at first an isolating burden and terror to the community at large, ultimately give him unique abilities—and opportunities—to contribute.

Highly recommended!


Thank you so much, Terry, for your wonderful words. I am so glad you enjoyed it!

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