This monster story helps kids who feel left out

READERS’ FAVORITE 5-STAR REVIEW
“Becky Benishek’s The Squeezor is Coming! is suitably creepy and filled with gross and funny things that are guaranteed to make kids and their caregivers giggle with delight. It also sends a wonderful message to those kids, and there are an awful lot of them, who feel different or have trouble making friends.” -Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

What do you do when you just don’t fit in?

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The Squeezor is a monster who just wants to make friends. But all the other monsters think he looks too scary, so everyone runs away from him.

This makes the Squeezor very sad. How can he get everyone to stop judging him based on what he looks like, and see the big heart he has inside?

Then he gets an idea: It isn’t about what he wants, but what the other monsters need.

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Join the Squeezor in the town of Ghastly Gigapolis! The colorful illustrations (with surprises) will enchant each time you open the book, and the happy ending is sure to delight all big and little monsters.

My book comes in softcover and hardcover, and also in a dyslexic font version.

How to buy:

MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing (regular font)
MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing (dyslexic font)
Amazon (regular font)
Amazon (dyslexic font)
Barnes & Noble (regular font)
Barnes & Noble (dyslexic font)

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About the author (me!):

Becky Benishek has a B.A. degree in English, and is the author of several children’s books, including Hush, Mouse!, What’s At the End of Your Nose?, and Dr. Guinea Pig George. She loves to create stories that help children believe in themselves, and find the magic in ordinary things. Becky is married with guinea pigs.

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Post #24 of the holiday blogroll for participants in Indie Authors Monthly.

The Squeezor is on Goodreads’s Top 50 reviews this week!

UPDATE: Since posting this, the Squeezor reached the Top 50 Reviews for the Month in the US!

Oh. My. Gosh. I’m SO in love with this one. . .from cover to cover. . .an absolutely perfect read!” – Miranda Reads, top Goodreads reviewer

I am completely gobsmacked and grateful at the same time.

Top reviewer, Miranda Reads, got ahold of The Squeezor is Coming! and I am so very glad she did.

Not only did she write a lovely, thoughtful, personally exhilarating review, but her review put the Squeezor on the Top 50 Reviews list.

The contents of this link will most likely be changed when you click it, but I have this handy screenshot for posterity.

And you can read her full review right here. Please give it a like as well!

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Thank you so much, Miranda!

Readers’ Favorite Starred Reviews for “The Squeezor is Coming!”

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I am very grateful to have received not one, not two, but three five-star reviews from Readers’ Favorite.

When you send your story out into the world, you think you’re ready for it: You’ve put your best efforts into it, knowing all along that you can’t please everybody and you have to be okay with that; you’ve looked at it so many, many times, scouring for the least little typo or unfortunate nuance that could mar the experience. You know you, your beta readers, your editors, and your publisher could still have missed something.

But all along, through the exhaustion and the energy, you’ve got that desire to get your work OUT THERE. And you’re not going to let anything get in the way.

You still want people to like it, though! So I was hoping the reviewers would at least find the story appealing; despite knowing how awesome Readers’ Favorite can be, I still didn’t expect such a warm, thoughtful, insightful response.

Here are excerpts. The full review page is on their site.

“Far too many kids feel as unlovable as the Squeezor, and this story is for them. Benishek’s droll and humorous story will please everyone in the room and maybe especially those adults who are still kids at heart. Matt Fiss’s brilliantly grotesque illustrations make this book one to linger over and read again and again and again. Literally. It’s that good.” – Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

“This story is highly recommended for young readers, especially for those who find acceptance by others as a challenge.” –Bruce Arrington for Readers’ Favorite

“If you do not at least subliminally relate to the dreadful fear of imminent suffocation due to early and abundant familial displays of engulfing hugsmanship, well, then you’ve never been a child. With professional writing and exquisite illustrations, a universal truth and message come to life through the graces of a monster. And if monsters can make friends with monsters, what’s not left for which to hope?” –Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers’ Favorite

Here’s that link again for the full reviews and more on my Readers’ Favorite review page. Feel free to leave a comment there, too!

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